APL Specifier Guide

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SPECIFIER

GUIDE




Introduction

APL and its outstanding brands Heritage and innovation. At APL Window Solutions, we take huge pride in our 50-year track record of supplying window and door solutions for New Zealand home and building owners. That near half-century of market leadership has been rooted in a dedication to high-quality products backed by exceptional service. But it’s also a reflection of our commitment to innovation and improvement, to always wanting to develop a better-performing window, a more eco-friendly powdercoating process and superior ranges of hardware. You can clearly see that philosophy in our award-winning Centre of Innovation in Hamilton, a showpiece of cutting-edge APL technology. Our passion for research and development continues to generate game-changing new products and processes, increasingly with sustainability advantages included in the mix. The other key strand of our DNA is that commitment to excellence. As New Zealand’s leading window solutions company, with a nationwide network of almost 80 manufacturers, we have the kind of scale needed to ensure robust and consistent quality control. We own all the major steps in the process, from aluminium extrusion to specialised manufacture to in house surface finishing – we even handle delivery, courtesy of a nationwide distribution fleet. Standing behind all of this is our dedicated specifier services team whose mission in life is to make sure APL’s customers get the information they need to make the right calls. They’re the ones who put together this guide for our leading brands, Altherm, First and Vantage, aimed at helping you choose the perfect product for your particular building needs. They’re at the end of the phone if you need more advice. Because at APL, nothing is ever left to chance.

Combination of APL Architectural Series and Metro Series

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Contents Introduction

1.2

Contents

1.3

Range Overview

1.4

Technical Information

1.6

Product Guide

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Residential Series

2.1

Residential Series ThermalHEART®

3.1

Metro Series

4.1

Metro Series ThermalHEART®

5.1

APL Architectural Series

6.1

Klima Series

7.1

Smartwood

8.1

Entrance Doors

9.1

Roof Windows

10.1

Passive Ventilation

11.1

Commercial Series

12.1

Hardware

13.1

Aged Care and Education

14.1

Social Housing and Multi-Unit

14.5

Surface Finishing

15.1

Glass

16.1

Care and Maintenance/Warranty

17.1

APL and Sustainability

17.2

APL and Greener Buildings

17.3

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Range Overview

Residential Series Residential Series is a mainstream suite of aluminium windows and doors designed to suit a wide range of size preferences and product selection options. Different window and door types are available as well as specialised formats and optional product features, including hardware, glass and surface finish choices. Recommended door height of 2100mm, however doors can potentially be higher depending on site conditions.

Residential Series ThermalHEART® A popular and versatile range of thermally efficient windows and doors for mainstream residential applications across a range of standard sizes. A polyamide insulator stitched into the core of every ThermalHEART® extrusion acts as a thermal break. Recommended door height of 2100mm, however doors can potentially be higher depending on site conditions. A ThermalHEART® roof window is also part of the offering.

Metro Series A stylish and versatile range of heavy duty windows and doors, Metro Series is based on a unified and contemporary design approach. It occupies an intermediate position between Residential Series and the high-performance APL Architectural Series. Recommended door height of 2400mm, however doors can potentially be higher depending on site conditions.

Metro Series ThermalHEART® A thermally efficient range of higher performing windows and doors suitable for larger formats and more exposed locations where strength and structural factors are a priority. Based on the Metro Series of high specification joinery, ThermalHEART® products include an insulator or thermal break between the aluminium interior and exterior. The transmission of cold from the outside is dramatically reduced. Recommended door height of 2400mm, however doors can potentially be higher depending on site conditions.

Residential Series ThermalHEART® in Duratec Matt Ironsand powdercoat with Urbo Hardware

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APL Architectural Series A high performance range designed to have strength and versatility to allow large formats and sizes even in exposed locations. Ideal for architecturally designed homes and apartments, APL Architectural Series products offer clean, flush surfaces, continuous sightlines and square-edges. Recommended door height of 2700mm, however doors can potentially be higher depending on site conditions.

Klima Series An innovative range of uPVC windows and doors, optimised for New Zealand conditions. Klima Series is designed and made in New Zealand. It is adapted from products by Kömmerling, a market leader in Europe. Available in white as standard, however a coloured AluClip aluminium exterior facing is available. Recommended door height of 2200mm, however doors can potentially be higher depending on site conditions.

Commercial Series Overhead Glazing System For overhead or sloped glazing in commercial or residential applications. Bars with drainage and condensation collection systems are available.

40mm Window Series A varied, multi-product window system based on a 40mm frame platform. For low to high rise applications. Glazed frames and sashes for general commercial applications.

80mm and 100mm Shopfront A window system for shopfront locations, generally at ground level and in protected situations up to 6000mm in height. Can incorporate opening sashes from the 40mm Window Series.

Magnum Commercial Doors

Smartwood Offering the warmth of wood on the inside with the durability and convenience of aluminium on the outside. All products have a two-part construction: an interior timber cladding, and an aluminium exterior for durability and low maintenance. Recommended door height of 2200mm, however doors can potentially be higher depending on site conditions.

A versatile and robust commercial door system that can be hinged, pivoting, or sliding. Designed for mainstream and advanced commercial locking systems.

100mm, 125mm and 150mm Flushglaze System Suitable for low to medium rise commercial applications as well as shopfront uses. Glazing is near flush with the outside face, reducing the visual effect of aluminium from the outside.

125mm, 150mm and 168mm Structural Glaze System A four-sided, structural glazed commercial window system suitable for low to high rise applications. Three systems offer different levels of performance. The 168mm system has a thermally broken and shielded option available.

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Technical Information

Product drawings and technical information are available on the EBOSS website: eboss.co.nz EBOSS is an online library for specifiers which hosts a range of product catalogues. The online technical manual includes product data sheets, installation drawings and sectional details for a range of configurations for each product. Profile sections are supplied in a range of drawing formats – PDF, DWF, DWG, DXF. Revit (RFA) details are available for most product ranges.

Detailed specification clauses for products are available on the Masterspec website (masterspec.co.nz) under APL Window Solutions. Masterspec serves the New Zealand construction industry with a pre-formatted, up-to-date database of specification clauses, using an online interface to structure, edit, add support documentation and output to multiple formats. APL specifications are also available on Smartspec.co.nz

Technical Advice

Manufacturer Advice

Our advisory service draws on the wide expertise of the technical team at APL.

Our manufacturers are in your local area and have a wealth of experience in meeting specifier design requests and queries on technical issues. Because of their involvement in manufacturing and installation on a daily basis, manufacturer advice is highly practical. Contact your local manufacturer through our websites: altherm.co.nz, firstwindows.co.nz or vantage.co.nz

The advisory service can be accessed in the following ways:

Phone:

07 849 8888

Email:

apl.techinfo@aplnz.co.nz

Website:

eboss.co.nz

Note on R-Values and U-Values In the Thermal Values section of each product page an R-value and U-value are assigned to that product, excluding glass. R-values refer to a material’s resistance to conductive heat flow, and a U-value is a related measure indicating material effectiveness as an insulator. The numbers outlined are indicative only and relate to a simple configuration of the product. Consult the APL Technical Department for more format-specific calculations, inclusive of glass. Another useful tool for calculating the thermal efficiency of a window or door configuration, inclusive of the glass chosen, is the Window Energy Efficiency Rating System (WEERS), which is a 6-star system assessing the thermal performance of the whole constructed unit. Our manufacturers or the APL Technical Department can provide WEERS calculations.

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Span Tables Span Tables outline the maximum length or span that profiles can be built to, and therefore the size of the relevant window or door. Span Tables should be used as a guide for the suitability and compliance of the product. Span tables relate primarily to mullions, transoms and door stiles. Span Tables for all products are available on EBOSS.

Three simple steps for using a Span Table 1.

Select the centres of your product. Centres refers to glass width between mullions and stiles i.e. panel width e.g. 1500mm Centres as highlighted on the Span Table below

2.

Select the column in the Span Table relating to the wind zone, the product will be located in e.g. Very high wind zone as highlighted on the Span Table below

3.

Select the intersection on the Span Table where the centre and the wind zone meet. This will give you the maximum height you are able to achieve using this product e.g. 2245mm maximum height as highlighted on the Span Table below

SPANS FOR EACH WIND ZONE Centres 1000 1100 1200 1300 1400 1500 1600 1700 1800 1900 2000

Low 3337 3243 3163 3094 3033 2981 2936 2897 2863 2834 2810

Medium 3039 2956 2885 2825 2772 2727 2689 2657 2629 2606 2587

High 2710 2639 2579 2528 2485 2448 2418 2393 2373 2357 2344

Very High 2499 2435 2382 2337 2291 2245 2208 2179 2157 2142 2133

Extra High 2350 2289 2216 2157 2110 2073 2044 2023 2009 2001 1998

APL Architectural Series in Matt Black powdercoat with Urbo hardware

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Quick Product Guide Use this quick product guide to help you narrow down products that are suitable for your project. Each tile gives you a snapshot of the product’s key performance factors. Tiles are grouped in two ways; by product type and by product range: ■

Check across rows to see all product options in a specific product type such as sliding doors.

Check down tile columns to see all product options in a specific product range such as Metro Series.

Key

F

Flush sill

Standard height

Thermal

30

Rs

Residential Series ThermalHEART®

Ms

Metro Series

Ms

Metro Series ThermalHEART®

As

APL Architectural Series

Sw

Smartwood

KsTH

Klima Series

TH

Product

Wind zone

Residential Series

TH

Dual Colour Range abbreviation (Metro Series)

Rs

Glass thickness

Windows Awning / Casement Windows

32

28

Sliding Windows F

F

F

25

2.0m

F

2.0m

28

Bi-fold Windows 2.1m

27

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2.1m

F

2.0m


Doors Sliding Doors F

F

23

F

27

F

29

F

30

Hinged Doors

27

French Doors

27

Bi-fold Doors

27

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APL

RESIDENTIAL SERIES

RESIDENTIAL SERIES OVERVIEW

Matt Black powdercoat with Miro hardware

2.1

A mainstream suite of aluminium windows and doors suitable for a wide spectrum of residential projects

A full product suite available with many specialised formats and optional features

Window frame based on a strong 35mm platform

Glazing to 24mm insulated glass units (22mm standard)

Sliding doors feature a flush sill for easy inside-outside movement

Available with ThermalHEART® technology

Recommended door height 2100mm.

APL Window Solutions - Specifications subject to change


RESIDENTIAL SERIES APL

Matt Gravel powdercoat with Urbo hardware

Matt Black powdercoat with Miro hardware

Dark Bronze anodised with Icon hardware

Metropolis Coal Dust with Aria hardware

2.2


APL

RESIDENTIAL SERIES

RESIDENTIAL SERIES

Silver Pearl powdercoat with Urbo hardware and roof windows

Matt Lignite powdercoat with Urbo hardware

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Sliding Windows

Bi-fold Windows 2.6

2.8

APL

2.5

RESIDENTIAL SERIES

Awning and Casement Windows

Bi-fold Doors Sliding

Louvres

Custom

2.10

2.9

Hinged And French Doors 2.12

2.10 2.11

Bi-fold Doors 2.10 2.13

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RESIDENTIAL SERIES

Awning and Casement Windows

Bead-glazed or pocket-glazed options with possible maximum IGU thickness of 24mm

Flat-face frame for clean aesthetics

No grooves or die lines on sashes and frames for a clean, contemporary appearance

Condensation collected in a channel

French casements available

Three passive ventilation options - Aerovent, Sashvent and Ventient all with windows closed

Two–point espagnolette locking available

Three frame options - standard frame, replacement frame and chair frame.

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Key Features

Standard frame and sash.

The replacement frame fits into existing timber frame rebates.

Sashvent allows trickle ventilation through the bottom rail.

Urbo and Miro window fasteners.

Specifications

Design Considerations

Dimensions Awnings 1400mm high x 1000mm wide; casements 1400mm high x 800mm wide. Larger sashes possible dependent on width, height, weight and wind zone

Awning windows provide good weather cover when open; casements less so

Care needed if projecting on to walkways and decks

Restrictor stays can limit opening in such situations

Maximum Glass Thickness 24mm IGU (22mm standard)

Consider a horizontal sliding window to protect walkways

Caution is required for the use of casements which open directly into prevailing winds.

Thermal Values U-value 7.214 R-value 0.139 Performance Tested to Extra High wind zone

Technical drawings & product information – eboss.co.nz

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Two-point locking with the espagnolette handle (Urbo).

APL Window Solutions - Specifications subject to change

For specifications – masterspec.co.nz


RESIDENTIAL SERIES

Sliding Windows

Ideal for non-projecting or servery windows

Wide opening is possible in bi-parting or stacking configurations

Two ranges are available – Slimline (single glaze only) and a heavier duty Slidemaster range

Flat-face frame for clean, contemporary look

Double sliding panels are available where two panels slide past each other

Overlights are possible

Corner Sliding windows without a corner post are possible with the Slidemaster range

Security screens or flyscreens can be fitted to frames.

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RESIDENTIAL SERIES

Key Features

Slidemaster sliding window.

The Slimline sliding window, as with the Slidemaster, slides on the inside.

The Slidemaster track has a flush sill (single slider shown).

Slidemaster interlocker stiles are flush in the closed position.

The Slidemaster roller is rated to 40kg so windows of 80kg can be carried.

Specifications

Design Considerations

Dimensions Slidemaster 1870mm high x 1600mm wide (800mm panel width) easily conformed to Very High wind zone

Sliding windows are good for applications where wide opening, non-projecting windows are wanted

A good option for servery windows

Consider the ease of reaching to the window catch if the sliding panel is placed beyond a bench

Work well with insect screens.

Maximum Glass Thickness Slimline 6mm, Slidemaster 24mm IGU (22mm standard) Thermal Values Slidemaster - U-value 5.983 R-value 0.167 Slimline - U-value 6.685 R-value 0.150

F

Performance Tested to Extra High wind zone

Technical drawings & product information – eboss.co.nz

For specifications – masterspec.co.nz

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APL

RESIDENTIAL SERIES

RESIDENTIAL SERIES

Matt Appliance White powdercoat with Urbo hardware

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RESIDENTIAL SERIES

Bi-fold Windows

Ideal for wide openings

A wide range of configurations available

An in-frame track provides optimum panel support

Flat-face frame for a clean, contemporary look

For uncluttered decks a lay-back option allows panels to fold back against adjoining walls – available in 2-panel and 2+2 formats (Note: facing has to be within 15mm of final finished cladding line in order to achieve 180° opening).

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Key Features

Sill frame and track.

Roller and hinge on bi-fold stile.

Urbo, Miro and Icon bi-fold handles.

Lay-back fully open.

Bi-fold window meeting stiles.

Specifications

Design Considerations

Dimensions Recommended maximum panels of 1800mm high and 900mm wide

Careful consideration of bi-fold use is required when projecting on to decks or pedestrian areas, unless a lay-back option is being used.

Consider the ease of reaching to the bi-fold handle if the window is placed beyond a bench

A good option for maximum views and ventilation when open, but needs to be monitored if windy conditions occur

Free-swinging single panels not recommended.

Maximum Glass Thickness 24mm IGU (22mm standard) Thermal Values U-value 6.198 R-value 0.161 Performance Tested to Very High wind zone

Technical drawings & product information – eboss.co.nz

For specifications – masterspec.co.nz

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RESIDENTIAL SERIES

Custom

Greenhouse, box and bay windows all project from the wall of a house

Greenhouse windows normally have a sloped glass top while a box window is capped by the eaves

All three formats can be ventilated with a choice of awning, casement or sliding windows

Full height bays can incorporate doors, including French doors and Sliding windows

Glass block windows are available using an 80mmthick block

The glass block system has 90° or 135° corner posts available.

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Key Features

Greenhouse window corner with awning sash.

Greenhouse window front corner.

Opening sash (left) on side of greenhouse or box window.

Glass block frame with block above and vertical separation bar shown.

Specifications

Design Considerations

Dimensions Can be built to a range of sizes. Consult a manufacturer for advice

Greenhouse, box and bay windows provide extra space and light

Maximum Glass Thickness 24mm IGU (22mm standard), Glass blocks 80mm thick

The inclusion of opening sashes is recommended for ventilation

Thermal Values Consult APL Technical Department

Greenhouse windows can admit generous sunlight so customised window shades or blinds may be advisable

Box windows can be formed as corner units

Box or bay windows can create a good environment for window seats.

Performance Tested to Very High wind zone

Technical drawings & product information – eboss.co.nz

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135° corner detail with opening sash (left).

APL Window Solutions - Specifications subject to change

For specifications – masterspec.co.nz


RESIDENTIAL SERIES

Louvres

Louvres provide easily controlled ventilation with minimum projection

Residential Series uses the Altair louvre system from Breezway Australia which fits into the awning or casement frame

A 102mm (4 inch) or 152mm (6 inch) glass, aluminium or timber louvre is available

Altair louvres comply with NZ weatherproofing requirements up to Extra High wind zones when used together with the louvre weather bar system

All operating mechanisms and bars are noncorrosive and are hidden in the louvre mullion, giving a clean and compact appearance

A fixed louvre system is also available for ventilating plant rooms and similar areas.

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Key Features

Louvre frame and bottom glass blade (with weather bar).

Window frame and louvre jamb.

Louvre head section with external weather bar fitted.

Louvre control lever (nylon grip).

Fixed louvre frame and profile.

Specifications

Design Considerations

Dimensions Maximum spans of 550mm are recommended, with wider spans possible in lower wind zones

Standard colour for handles and blade clips is black or white (custom colouring can be done using our 35 popular powdercoat colours)

Double glazing not available

Fly screens may be possible with louvre windows depending on window recess position

Fly screens can be fitted to the fixed louvre.

Maximum Glass Thickness Glass 6mm, aluminium 6mm and timber (rebated) 6mm Thermal Values U-value 7.434 R-value 0.135 Performance Altair louvres comply with NZ weatherproofing requirements up to Extra High wind zone when used together with the louvre weather bar system. Fixed louvres should not be used in most exposed situations Technical drawings & product information – eboss.co.nz

For specifications – masterspec.co.nz

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RESIDENTIAL SERIES

Sliding Doors

Flush sills facilitate easier indoor-outdoor movement

Single sliding, double sliding, and multi slider options

Doors slide on the inside of fixed panels

The double slider has two sliding panels, either can be moved

Corner Sliding doors without a corner post are possible – either exterior or interior corner formats

Interlocker stiles are flush in the closed position for a clean look

Overlights are possible.

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Key Features

Sliding panel and exterior fixed panel.

Multi slider sill and rails.

Bi-parting slider meeting stiles.

Corner slider sectional view.

Specifications

Design Considerations

Dimensions Recommended maximum panels of 2100mm high and 1700mm wide

Sliding doors allow wide opening without the danger of slamming shut in windy conditions

Multi sliding doors allow approximately two-thirds opening

Narrow stiles and large glass expanses maximise views in the closed position

Thermal Values U-value 5.033 R-value 0.197

For enhanced flush indoor-outdoor levels consider recessing the sill into the floor pad to minimise or eliminate upstand

Performance Tested to Extra High wind zone

A four-panel slider (three sliding) is available and requires appropriate wall thickness. Note only suitable up to Very High wind zone.

Maximum Glass Thickness 24mm IGU (22mm standard)

Technical drawings & product information – eboss.co.nz

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Overlight transom sectional view.

APL Window Solutions - Specifications subject to change

For specifications – masterspec.co.nz

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Hinged and French Doors

Bottom rails can be extended in height by 85mm for a classic hinged/French door proportion

Rebated meeting stiles give a flush appearance where French doors overlap and provide superior weathering

Open-out and open-in frames available

Flat-face frame for clean, contemporary look

Wide stile option available

French door flush bolts are concealed from view in the leading edge of the ‘lazy’ door panel

Awning or casement sashes can be installed into hinged door panels

A range of door handle and lock options are available, including multi-point locking.

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RESIDENTIAL SERIES

Key Features

Hinged door frame and section.

Bottom rail extender.

Parliament hinge for full opening.

French door meeting stiles.

Hinged door and sidelight.

Specifications

Design Considerations

Dimensions Recommended maximum panels of 2100mm high and 900mm wide

Single panels ideal as utility doors

Open-in frame available for use in appropriate weather exposures, using a different frame

Parliament hinges are available to allow a full 180° opening in brick veneer situations

Overlights and sidelights are possible.

Maximum Glass Thickness 24mm IGU (22mm standard) Thermal Values U-value 6.350 R-value 0.168 Performance Tested to Extra High wind zone

Technical drawings & product information – eboss.co.nz

For specifications – masterspec.co.nz

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RESIDENTIAL SERIES

Bi-fold Doors

The efficient bottom roller system allows optimum load capacity and increased panel width

For uncluttered decks a lay-back option allows two panels to swing back against adjoining walls rather than project out at 90° - available in 2-panel, 2+1 and 2+2 configurations (Note: facing has to be within 15mm of final finished cladding line in order to achieve 180° opening)

Corner bi-folds (90°) are available that do not require a corner post

Same profiles as hinged and French doors ensure continuity of style

Flat-face frame for clean, contemporary look

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Key Features

Sill frame and bi-fold panel.

Roller and hinge on bi-fold door stile.

Urbo, Miro and Icon bi-fold handles.

Lay-back fully open.

Specifications

Design Considerations

Dimensions Recommended maximum panels of 2100mm high and 900mm wide. Maximum panel weight 50kg

Careful consideration of bi-fold use is required when projecting on to decks or pedestrian areas

A good option for maximum views and ventilation when open, but needs to be monitored if windy conditions occur

In closed position bi-fold door stiles impact views

Free-swinging panels can provide easy exit in bi-fold sets.

Maximum Glass Thickness 24mm IGU (22mm standard) Thermal Values U-value 5.966 R-value 0.168 Performance Tested to Very High wind zone

Technical drawings & product information – eboss.co.nz

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Bi-fold door meeting stiles.

APL Window Solutions - Specifications subject to change

For specifications – masterspec.co.nz


APL Matt Appliance White with Aria hardware

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APL

RESIDENTIAL SERIES THERMALHEART®

RESIDENTIAL SERIES ThermalHEART® OVERVIEW

Matt Black powdercoat with Icon hardware

3.1

A mainstream suite of thermally efficient windows and doors suitable for a wide range of residential projects

A polyamide insulator is included in every ThermalHEART® extrusion which acts as a thermal break

Ideal for those projects where conformity with the energy efficiency requirements of NZ Building Code Clause H1 is a design issue

Contains a full product portfolio including awning, sliding and bi-folding windows, as well as hinged, sliding and bi-folding doors

For use in conjunction with double glazing

Ideal for jobs where minimising the transfer of hot and cold temperature is a priority

Recommended door height 2100mm

A ThermalHEART® roof window is available (opening and fixed).

APL Window Solutions - Specifications subject to change


RESIDENTIAL SERIES THERMALHEART® APL Silver Pearl powdercoat with Urbo hardware

Matt Black powdercoat with Urbo hardware

3.2


APL

RESIDENTIAL SERIES THERMALHEART®

RESIDENTIAL SERIES THERMALHEART®

Metropolis Coal Dust powdercoat with Urbo hardware

3.3

APL Window Solutions - Specifications subject to change


Bi-fold Windows 3.6

3.7

APL

3.5

Sliding Windows

RESIDENTIAL SERIES THERMALHEART®

Awning and Casement Windows

Sliding Doors

Hinged and French Doors 3.8

3.9

Bi-fold Doors 3.10

3.4


RESIDENTIAL SERIES THERMALHEART®

Awning and Casement Windows

Frames based on a wide platform ensuring stability for a wide range of residential projects

Facing sash used for optimum weather protection

No condensation collector included in frame. Option is available.

Sloped and square bead options available

Three mullion/transom options are available, with externally projecting stiffening fins.

APL

RESIDENTIAL SERIES THERMALHEART®

Key Features

Standard frame and sash.

Sash (above) and transom.

Heavy duty mullion option (right) and sash.

Sloped and square bead options.

Urbo window fastener and venting option.

Specifications

Design Considerations

Dimensions Awnings 1400mm high x 1000mm wide; casements 1400mm high x 800mm wide. Larger sashes possible dependent on width, height, weight and wind zone

Awning windows provide good weather cover when open; casements less so

Care needed if projecting on to walkways and decks

Restrictor stays can limit opening in such situations

Maximum Glass Thickness 32mm IGU

Consider the ThermalHEART® horizontal sliding window to protect walkways

Caution is required for the use of casements which open directly into prevailing winds.

Thermal Values U-value 4.083 R-value 0.245 Performance Tested to Very High wind zone

Technical drawings & product information – eboss.co.nz

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APL Window Solutions - Specifications subject to change

For specifications – masterspec.co.nz

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RESIDENTIAL SERIES THERMALHEART®

Sliding Windows

Flush sill design

Ideal for non-projecting or servery windows

Flush stiles in the closed position

Sliding windows use the sliding door system with a narrower rail at top and bottom

Wide openings are possible in bi-parting or stacking configurations

Double slider frame has three thermal breaks for maximum thermal efficiency

Overlights are possible.

APL

RESIDENTIAL SERIES THERMALHEART®

Key Features

Sliding window sill and panel rail.

Single slider frame and flush track.

Double slider sill.

Double slider array with panels and fixed light.

Specifications

Design Considerations

Dimensions Recommended maximum 1900mm high x 1400mm wide (700mm panel) in Very High wind zones. For larger panels consult your window manufacturer

Sliding windows are good for applications where wide opening, non-projecting windows are wanted

A good option for servery windows

Consider the ease of reaching to the window catch if the sliding panel is placed beyond a bench

Work well with insect screens.

Maximum Glass Thickness 25mm IGU

The sliding window roller is rated to 80kg so windows of 160kg can be carried.

Thermal Values U-value 3.993 R-value 0.250 F

Performance Tested to Very High wind zone

Technical drawings & product information – eboss.co.nz

For specifications – masterspec.co.nz

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RESIDENTIAL SERIES THERMALHEART®

Bi-fold Windows

Bi-fold windows use the same system as bi-fold doors

Ideal for wide openings

A wide range of configurations available

An in-frame track provides optimum panel support.

APL

RESIDENTIAL SERIES THERMALHEART®

Key Features

Sill frame and panel.

Open two-panel bi-fold corner view.

Bi-fold window meeting stiles.

Bi-fold head section and fixed light above.

Urbo, Miro and Icon bi-fold handles.

Specifications

Design Considerations

Dimensions Recommended maximum panels of 1800mm high and 900mm wide

Careful consideration of bi-fold use is required when projecting on to decks or pedestrian areas

Maximum Glass Thickness 27mm IGU

Consider the ease of reaching to the bi-fold handle if the window is placed beyond a bench

Thermal Values U-value 3.911 R-value 0.256

A good option for maximum views and ventilation when open, but needs to be monitored if windy conditions occur

Free-swinging single panels not recommended.

Performance Tested to Very High wind zone

Technical drawings & product information – eboss.co.nz

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APL Window Solutions - Specifications subject to change

For specifications – masterspec.co.nz

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RESIDENTIAL SERIES THERMALHEART®

Sliding Doors

Flush sill design

Flush stiles in the closed position

Wide opening is possible in bi-parting or stacking configurations

Double slider frame has three thermal breaks for maximum thermal efficiency

Overlights are possible.

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RESIDENTIAL SERIES THERMALHEART®

Key Features

Single slider frame and flush track.

Double slider sill.

Jamb frame – awning window shown.

Heavy duty interlocker stile – closed position.

Sliding door overlight transom – awning sash shown above.

Specifications

Design Considerations

Dimensions Recommended maximum panels of 2100mm high and 1700mm wide

Sliding doors allow wide opening without the danger of slamming shut in windy conditions

Multi sliding doors allow approximately two-thirds opening

Narrow stiles and large glass expanses maximise views in the closed position

For enhanced flush indoor-outdoor levels consider recessing the sill into the floor pad to minimise or eliminate upstand.

Maximum Glass Thickness 27mm IGU Thermal Values U-value 3.833 R-value 0.261 Performance Tested to Very High wind zone

Technical drawings & product information – eboss.co.nz

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For specifications – masterspec.co.nz

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3.8


RESIDENTIAL SERIES THERMALHEART®

Hinged and French Doors

Rebated meeting stiles give a flush appearance where French doors overlap and provide superior weathering

Open-out and open-in frames available

Parliament hinges allow doors to open outwards a full 180° in brick veneer situations

Sidelights and overlights can be included

A range of door handle and lock options are available, including multi-point locking.

APL

RESIDENTIAL SERIES THERMALHEART®

Key Features

Hinged door (open-out) frame and section.

Open-in frame.

Parliament hinge for full opening.

French door meeting stiles.

Hinged door and sidelight (left).

Specifications

Design Considerations

Dimensions Recommended maximum panels of 2100mm high and 900mm wide

Single panels ideal as utility doors

Open-in frame available but open-out applications will generally be preferred

Parliament hinges are available to allow a full 180° opening in brick veneer situations

Overlights and sidelights are possible

Multi-point locking available with most hardware options.

Maximum Glass Thickness 27mm IGU Thermal Values U-value 4.123 R-value 0.243 Performance Tested to Very High wind zone

Technical drawings & product information – eboss.co.nz

3.9

APL Window Solutions - Specifications subject to change

For specifications – masterspec.co.nz

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RESIDENTIAL SERIES THERMALHEART®

Bi-fold Doors

The efficient bottom roller system allows optimum load capacity and increased panel width

Same profiles as hinged and French doors ensure continuity of style

Single panel access door can be used in conjunction with bi-folds

Corner bi-folds (90°) are available that do not require a corner post

Rebated sill track option allows flush floor levels inside and out (for sheltered locations only).

APL

RESIDENTIAL SERIES THERMALHEART®

Key Features

Sill frame and bi-fold panel.

Open two-panel bi-fold corner view.

Bi-fold door meeting stiles.

Bi-fold head section and fixed light above.

Urbo, Miro and Icon bi-fold handles.

Specifications

Design Considerations

Dimensions Recommended maximum panels of 2100mm high x 900mm wide. Maximum panel weight 50kg

Careful consideration of bi-fold use is required when projecting on to decks or pedestrian areas

A good option for maximum views and ventilation when open, but needs to be monitored if windy conditions occur

Single panel access door can be used in conjunction with bi-folds

In closed position bi-fold door stiles impact views.

Maximum Glass Thickness 27mm IGU Thermal Values U-value 3.911 R-value 0.256 Performance Tested to Very High wind zone

Technical drawings & product information – eboss.co.nz

For specifications – masterspec.co.nz

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3.10


APL

METRO SERIES

METRO SERIES OVERVIEW

Black anodised with Miro hardware

4.1

A stylish and versatile range of heavy duty windows and doors

Occupies an intermediate position between Residential Series and the high-performance APL Architectural Series

Suitable for larger formats and more exposed locations

Window frame based on a 40mm glazing platform

A unified look across the full range

Flush sliding doors and windows

Recommended door height 2400mm.

APL Window Solutions - Specifications subject to change


METRO SERIES APL Duratec Metropolis Electric Cow Matt powdercoat with Urbo hardware

Silver Pearl powdercoat with Icon hardware

4.2


APL

METRO SERIES

METRO SERIES

Metropolis Electric Cow Matt powdercoat with Urbo hardware

4.3

APL Window Solutions - Specifications subject to change


Sliding Windows

Double Hung Windows 4.6

4.7

APL

4.5

METRO SERIES

Awning and Casement Windows

Bi-fold Windows

Sliding Doors 4.9

Hinged and French Doors 4.12

Compression Sliding Doors 4.10

4.11

Bi-fold Doors 4.13

4.4


METRO SERIES

Awning and Casement Windows

Awning and casement sashes have a facing option and a flush non-facing option

Facing sashes available in three performance grades

Mullion and transoms with external fins or internal boxes available

Condensation collected in a channel with drainage to the outside through a proprietary diverter system

Two–point espagnolette locking available.

APL

METROMETRO SERIESSERIES

Key Features

Standard window frame (fixed light).

The standard sash and frame.

Non-facing sash.

Finned overlight transom with sash below.

Internal box mullion option.

Specifications

Design Considerations

Dimensions Awning and casement windows suitable for Specific Design. In Extra High wind zones recommended sash size 1400mm high and 900mm wide

Awning windows provide good weather cover when open; casements less so

Care needed if projecting on to walkways and decks

Restrictor stays can limit opening in such situations

Maximum Glass Thickness 28mm IGU

Consider a horizontal sliding window to protect walkways

Thermal Values U-value 6.935 R-value 0.144

Caution is required for the use of casements which open directly into prevailing winds.

Performance Tested to Extra High wind zones

Technical drawings & product information – eboss.co.nz

4.5

APL Window Solutions - Specifications subject to change

For specifications – masterspec.co.nz

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METRO SERIES

Sliding Windows

Sliding windows use the sliding door system frame but have smaller interlocker stiles, mullions and bi-parting meeting stiles

The sill frame has a flush track

Interlocker stiles and mullions are flush in the closed position

Ideal for non-projecting or servery windows

Wide opening is possible in bi-parting or stacking configurations.

APL

METROMETRO SERIESSERIES

Key Features

Window sill – single slider.

Sliding window sill and jamb (single slider).

Metro Series sliding window interlockers are flush in the closed position.

Double slider track and panel rails.

The sliding window roller is rated to 100kg so windows of 200kg can be carried.

Specifications

Design Considerations

Dimensions Sliding windows can be made to large door-size panels, if needed, because they are based on the Metro Series sliding door system. Windows 2000mm high and 1500mm wide would conform in Extra High wind zones

Sliding windows are good for applications where wide opening, non-projecting windows are wanted

A good option for servery windows

Consider the ease of reaching to the window catch if the sliding panel is placed beyond a bench.

Maximum Glass Thickness 28mm IGU Thermal Values U-value 7.048 R-value 0.142

F

2.0m

Performance Tested to Extra High wind zone

Technical drawings & product information – eboss.co.nz

For specifications – masterspec.co.nz

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4.6


METRO SERIES

Double Hung Windows Key Features For residential and commercial use

A counter-balanced, double hung system where both panels move together

A good option for non-projecting ventilation

In fully open position with both sashes adjoining each other half the window area is open

APL

METROMETRO SERIESSERIES

Window rails (adjoining).

Window head.

Window sill.

Opening handle.

Specifications

Design Considerations

Dimensions

A good option where non-projecting windows are required

Consider the ease of reaching to the window catch if the sliding panel is placed beyond a bench

Opening gap at sill may need to be restricted in high window situations

Double hung windows will generally be appropriate in single banks because of the large width of coupling bars

Work well with insect screens.

Weight restriction per panel 50kg. Recommended aspect ratio 2:1.

Maximum Glass Thickness Double glazing to a maximum of 30mm.

Thermal Values U-value 6.569 R-value 0.152

Performance Tested to Extra High Wind Zone.

F

Ms

Double Hung Window

Technical drawings & product information – eboss.co.nz

4.7

APL Window Solutions - Specifications subject to change

For specifications – masterspec.co.nz

XH

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Metropolis Coal Dust powdercoat with Urbo hardware


METRO SERIES

Bi-fold Windows

The bi-fold window system uses the bi-fold door system with a smaller top and bottom panel rail

The system is bottom rolling with an in-frame track for optimum panel support

A lay-back option is available for certain configurations (2-panel and 2+2) where the open panels fold back against an adjoining wall for an unobstructed deck

Lay-back panels require the facing to be within 15mm of final finished cladding line in order to achieve 180° opening

A wide range of configurations available

Overlights possible

Open-in frame available.

APL

METROMETRO SERIESSERIES

Key Features

Sill frame and panel section.

Sill track and panel roller.

Urbo, Miro and Icon bi-fold handles.

Lay-back fully open.

Specifications

Design Considerations

Dimensions Recommended maximum panels of 1800mm high x 900mm wide

Careful consideration of bi-fold use is required when projecting on to decks or pedestrian areas, unless a lay-back option is used

Consider the ease of reaching to the bi-fold handle if the window is placed beyond a bench

A good option for maximum views and ventilation when open, but needs to be monitored if windy conditions occur

Free-swinging single panels not recommended.

Maximum Glass Thickness 24mm IGU Thermal Values U-value 6.950 R-value 0.144 Performance Tested to Very High wind zone

Technical drawings & product information – eboss.co.nz

4.9

Bi-fold window meeting stiles.

APL Window Solutions - Specifications subject to change

2.1m

For specifications – masterspec.co.nz


METRO SERIES

Sliding Doors

Features an exterior sliding track as standard

The sill frame has a flush track to optimise inside-toout plane

Interlocker stiles and mullions are flush in the closed position

Corner sliding doors (90°) are available with no corner post (exterior and interior corners)

An overwall slider option is available.

APL

METROMETRO SERIESSERIES

Key Features

Sliding door sill – single panel.

Multi slider sill frame.

Jamb detail with fixed light shown.

Sliding door interlockers are flush in the closed position.

Door overlight coupling detail.

Specifications

Design Considerations

Dimensions

Suitable for specific design applications. Recommended maximum panels of 2400mm high and 2000mm wide. Sliding door rollers are rated to 100kg each (200kg per panel)

Sliding doors allow wide opening without the danger of slamming shut in windy conditions

Multi sliding doors allow approximately two-thirds opening

Maximum Glass Thickness 29mm IGU

Narrow stiles and large glass expanses maximise views in the closed position

For enhanced flush indoor-outdoor levels consider recessing the sill into the floor pad to minimise or eliminate upstand.

Thermal Values U-value 7.048 R-value 0.142

F

Performance Tested to Extra High wind zone

Technical drawings & product information – eboss.co.nz

For specifications – masterspec.co.nz

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4.10


METRO SERIES

Compression Sliding Doors

APL

METROMETRO SERIESSERIES

Key Features ■

A specially designed sliding door with extra compression for secure weathering in the closed position

Closing handle activates tight panel compression against a full perimeter gasket

Active locking points at jambs activate compression on all sides for a tight seal

Compression action is facilitated by sophisticated Roto hardware from Germany (Urbo handle)

Maximum panel height of 2500mm

Available in single slider and bi-parting single slider formats

Suitable for sliding window applications

Convenient opening and locking due to easy, 180° turn operation of handle.

Superior acoustic performance - achieves an STC sound reduction of 35dB.

Sliding door sill – single panel.

Slider behind fixed panel.

Jamb detail and slider.

Interlocker stile detail.

Bi-parting slider stiles.

Specifications

Design Considerations

Dimensions Suitable for Extra High wind zones and Specific Design applications. Maximum panel of 2500mm high and 1500mm wide. Minimum panel size 1000mm high x 600mm wide. Sliding door panels are rated to 200kg.

A good option for high rise apartments and other exposed environments where a tight, weatherproof seal is important

Compression sliding doors come in single moving panel configurations and therefore offer approximately half opening

Maximum Glass Thickness 32mm IGU

Lock keepers on interlocker stile visible in the open position.

Thermal Values U-value 3.887 R-value 0.257

F

Performance Tested to Extra High wind zone.

2.4m

Ms Sliding Door

Technical drawings & product information – eboss.co.nz

4.11

APL Window Solutions - Specifications subject to change

For specifications – masterspec.co.nz

XH

32


METRO SERIES

Hinged and French Doors

Rebated meeting stiles give a flush appearance where French doors overlap and provide superior weathering

Open-out and open-in frames available

Parliament hinges allow doors to open outwards a full 180° in brick veneer situations

French door flush bolts are concealed from view in the leading edge of the ‘lazy’ door panel

Overlights and sidelights are possible

A range of door handle and lock options are available, including multi-point locking.

APL

METROMETRO SERIESSERIES

Key Features

Hinged door frame – open-out.

Parliament hinge for full opening.

French door meeting stiles.

Hinged door and sidelight on right (standard mullion).

Urbo and Icon Lever handles.

Specifications

Design Considerations

Dimensions Recommended maximum panels of 2400mm high and 900mm wide

Single panels ideal as utility doors

Open-in frame available but open-out applications will generally be preferred for utility and French doors

Maximum Glass Thickness 24mm IGU Thermal Values U-value 5.950 R-value 0.168 Performance Tested to Extra High wind zone

Technical drawings & product information – eboss.co.nz

For specifications – masterspec.co.nz

4.12


METRO SERIES

Bi-fold Doors

The system is bottom rolling with an in-frame track for optimum panel support

A lay-back option is available for certain configurations (2-panel, 2+1 and 2+2) where the open panels fold back against an adjoining wall for an unobstructed deck

Lay-back panels require the facing to be within 15mm of final finished cladding line in order to achieve 180° opening

A wide range of configurations available

A rebated sill track option is available in sheltered locations

Overlights possible

Open-in frame available.

APL

METROMETRO SERIESSERIES

Key Features

Sill frame and panel section.

Bi-fold hinged stiles and Miro handle with hinge/ handle.

Lay-back fully open.

Bi-fold door meeting stiles.

Specifications

Design Considerations

Dimensions Recommended maximum panels of 2400mm high and 900mm wide. Maximum panel weight 50kg

Careful consideration of bi-fold use is required when projecting on to decks or pedestrian areas, unless a lay-back option is used

A good option for maximum views and ventilation when open, but needs to be monitored if windy conditions occur

In closed position bi-fold door stiles impact views.

Maximum Glass Thickness 24mm IGU Thermal Values U-value 6.950 R-value 0.144 Performance Tested to Extra High wind zone

Technical drawings & product information – eboss.co.nz

4.13

Urbo, Miro and Icon bi-fold handles.

APL Window Solutions - Specifications subject to change

For specifications – masterspec.co.nz


APL

METRO SERIES

METRO SERIES

Matt Gravel powdercoat with Urbo hardware

4.14


APL

METRO SERIES THERMALHEART®

METRO SERIES ThermalHEART® OVERVIEW

Metropolis Electric Cow Matt powdercoat with Urbo hardware

5.1

A thermally efficient range of windows and doors suitable for larger formats

A polyamide insulator is included in every ThermalHEART® extrusion which acts as a thermal break

Dual colour available (differing interior and exterior surface finishes)

Flush sliding doors and windows

A unified look across the full range

Recommended door height 2400mm.

APL Window Solutions - Specifications subject to change


METRO SERIES THERMALHEART® APL Duratec Matt Black powdercoat with Urbo hardware

Matt Ironsand powdercoat with Urbo hardware

5.2


APL

METRO SERIES THERMALHEART®

METRO SERIES THERMALHEART®

Matt Ironsand powdercoat with Icon hardware

Matt Black powdercoat with Urbo hardware

5.3

APL Window Solutions - Specifications subject to change


Bi-fold Windows 5.6

5.7

APL

5.5

Sliding Windows

METRO SERIES THERMALHEART®

Awning and Casement Windows

Sliding Doors

Hinged and French Doors 5.8

5.9

Bi-fold Doors 5.10

5.4


METRO SERIES THERMALHEART®

Awning and Casement Windows

Awning and casement windows have facing sashes as standard

High performance mullions/transoms have internal boxes

Heavy duty, internal box mullions available for larger window sizes

Corner or faceted windows available.

APL

METRO SERIES THERMALHEART®

Key Features

Metro Series ThermalHEART® window frame (fixed light).

Sill frame and awning sash.

Overlight transom with sash above.

Internal box mullion option.

Specifications

Design Considerations

Dimensions

Awning and casement windows have a recommended size of 1200mm high x 900mm wide

Awning windows provide good weather cover when open; casements less so

Care needed if projecting on to walkways and decks

Restrictor stays can limit opening in such situations

Consider a horizontal sliding window to protect walkways

Caution is required for the use of casements which open directly into prevailing winds.

Maximum Glass Thickness 32mm IGU Thermal Values U-value 3.683 R-value 0.272 Performance Tested to Extra High wind zone

Technical drawings & product information – eboss.co.nz

5.5

90° corner section (fixed lights).

APL Window Solutions - Specifications subject to change

For specifications – masterspec.co.nz


METRO SERIES THERMALHEART®

Sliding Windows

Metro Series ThermalHEART® sliding windows use the sliding door system frame but have a smaller interlocker stile, bi-parting meeting stiles and rails

The sill frame has a flush track

Interlocker stiles and mullions are flush in the closed position

Ideal for non-projecting or servery windows

Wide opening is possible in bi-parting or stacking configurations.

APL

METRO SERIES THERMALHEART®

Key Features

Sliding window sill and panel rail.

Sliding window sill and jamb (single slider).

Multi slider window track and panel rails.

Sliding window interlockers are flush in the closed position.

The sliding window roller is rated to 100kg so windows of 200kg can be carried.

Specifications

Design Considerations

Dimensions Metro Series ThermalHEART® sliding windows can be made to large door-size panels if needed, because they are based on the sliding door system. Panels 2000mm high x 1500mm wide would conform

Sliding windows are good for applications where wide opening, non-projecting windows are wanted

A good option for servery windows

Consider the ease of reaching to the window catch if the sliding panel is placed beyond a bench.

Maximum Glass Thickness 32mm IGU Thermal Values U-value 4.814 R-value 0.208

F

Performance Tested to Extra High wind zone

Technical drawings & product information – eboss.co.nz

2.0m

For specifications – masterspec.co.nz

5.6


METRO SERIES THERMALHEART®

Bi-fold Windows

The bi-fold window system is bottom rolling with an in-frame track

The bi-fold window uses the bi-fold door system

A lay-back option is available for certain configurations (2-panel and 2+2) where the open panels fold back against an adjoining wall for an unobstructed deck (may require completion of opening from the exterior)

Lay-back panels require the facing to be within 15mm of final finished cladding line in order to achieve 180° opening

Overlights possible

Free-swinging panels are not recommended in bi-fold window applications.

APL

METRO SERIES THERMALHEART®

Key Features

Bi-fold sill, rail and stile section.

Sill track and panel roller.

Urbo, Miro and Icon bi-fold handle.

Bi-fold window meeting stiles.

Specifications

Design Considerations

Dimensions Because they use the bi-fold system, windows can be built to tall heights with a recommended panel size of 2100mm high by 900mm wide

Careful consideration of bi-fold use is required when projecting on to decks or pedestrian areas, unless a lay-back option is used

Consider the ease of reaching to the bi-fold handle if the window is placed beyond a bench

Maximum Glass Thickness 32mm IGU

Thermal Values U-value 4.000 R-value 0.250

A good option for maximum views and ventilation when open, but needs to be monitored if windy conditions occur

Free-swinging panels are not recommended in bi-fold window applications

In closed position bi-fold window stiles impact views.

Performance Tested to Very High wind zone

Technical drawings & product information – eboss.co.nz

5.7

Bi-fold window stile.

APL Window Solutions - Specifications subject to change

For specifications – masterspec.co.nz

2.1m


METRO SERIES THERMALHEART®

Sliding Doors

The sill frame has a flush track

Interlocker stiles are flush in the closed position

Corner sliding doors (90°) are available with no corner post (exterior and interior corners)

An overwall slider option is available.

APL

METRO SERIES THERMALHEART®

Key Features

Sliding door sill – single panel.

Multi slider sill frame.

Sliding door interlockers are flush in the closed position.

Door overlight coupling detail.

The sliding door roller is rated to 100kg so panels of 200kg can be carried.

Specifications

Design Considerations

Dimensions Recommended maximum panels of 2400mm high by 1200mm wide. Sliding door rollers are rated to 100kg each (200kg per panel).

Sliding doors allow wide opening without the danger of slamming shut in windy conditions

Multi sliding doors allow approximately two-thirds opening

Narrow stiles and large glass expanses maximise views in the closed position

For enhanced flush indoor-outdoor levels consider recessing the sill into the floor pad to minimise the upstand.

Maximum Glass Thickness 30mm IGU Thermal Values U-value 4.814 R-value 0.208

F

Performance Tested to Extra High wind zone

Technical drawings & product information – eboss.co.nz

For specifications – masterspec.co.nz

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5.8


METRO SERIES THERMALHEART®

Hinged and French Doors

Rebated meeting stiles give a flush appearance where French doors overlap and provide superior weathering

Open-out and open-in frames available

Parliament hinges allow doors to open outwards a full 180° in brick veneer situations

Overlights and sidelights are possible

A range of door handle and lock options are available, including multi-point locking.

APL

METRO SERIES THERMALHEART®

Key Features

Hinged door frame – open-out (drainage cap shown).

Hinged door frame – open-in.

Parliament hinge in open position.

French door meeting stiles.

Specifications

Design Considerations

Dimensions Recommended maximum panels of 2400mm high and 900mm wide

Single panels ideal as utility doors

Open-in frame available but open-out applications will generally be preferred for utility and French doors.

Maximum Glass Thickness 32mm IGU Thermal Values U-value 3.749 R-value 0.267 Performance Tested to Extra High wind zone

Technical drawings & product information – eboss.co.nz

5.9

Hinged door and sidelight on left.

APL Window Solutions - Specifications subject to change

For specifications – masterspec.co.nz


METRO SERIES THERMALHEART®

Bi-fold Doors

The bi-fold door system is bottom rolling with an in-frame track

A lay-back option is available for certain configurations (2-panel, 2+1 and 2+2) where the open panels fold back against an adjoining wall for an unobstructed deck

Lay-back panels require the facing to be within 15mm of final finished cladding line in order to achieve 180° opening

A wide range of configurations available

Overlights possible.

APL

METRO SERIES THERMALHEART®

Key Features

Bi-fold sill, rail and stile section.

Bi-fold track with panel hinge.

Urbo, Miro and Icon bi-fold handle.

Bi-fold door meeting stiles.

Bi-fold door, coupling bar and overlight.

Specifications

Design Considerations

Dimensions Recommended maximum panels of 2400mm high by 900mm wide

Careful consideration of bi-fold use is required when projecting on to decks or pedestrian areas, unless a lay-back option is used

A good option for maximum views and ventilation when open, but needs to be monitored if windy conditions occur

Free-swinging panels can provide easy exit in bi-fold sets

In closed position bi-fold door stiles impact views.

Maximum Glass Thickness 32mm IGU Thermal Values U-value 4.000 R-value 0.250 Performance Tested to Extra High wind zone

Technical drawings & product information – eboss.co.nz

For specifications – masterspec.co.nz

5.10


APL

APL ARCHITECTURAL SERIES

APL ARCHITECTURAL SERIES OVERVIEW

Lower level is Silver anodised with Electro Natural Silver hardware and upper level is Light Bronze anodised

6.1

A high performance series of aluminium windows and doors suitable for large sizes even in exposed locations

Can achieve tall heights and wide spans, and has been designed for suitability for Extra High wind zones and Specific Design applications

Ideal for architecturally designed homes and apartments

Designed with clean, flush surfaces and square-edge forms

Frame designed with 106mm and 158mm options

Many specialised product formats available

Flush sill sliding doors and windows are an option

Recommended door height 2700mm.

APL Window Solutions - Specifications subject to change


APL ARCHITECTURAL SERIES APL Dark Bronze anodised with Urbo hardware

6.2


APL

APL ARCHITECTURAL SERIES

APL ARCHITECTURAL SERIES

Silver anodised with Icon hardware

Matt Flax Pod powdercoat with Urbo hardware

6.3

APL Window Solutions - Specifications subject to change

Matt Black powdercoat with Urbo hardware


Sliding Doors 6.6

6.7

APL

6.5

Sliding Windows

APL ARCHITECTURAL SERIES

Awning and Casement Windows

Minima Sliding Doors 6.8

Hinged and French Doors 6.9

Bi-fold Doors 6.10

6.4


APL ARCHITECTURAL SERIES

Awning and Casement Windows

The window frame is available in two options, 106mm and 158mm, which couple with adjoining door frames for a continuous interior edge

Awning and casement sashes have a flush, non-facing sash

Frames have facing adaptors which allow 25mm of weather cover if desired

Mullions and transoms have stiffening boxes which project to the interior.

APL

APL ARCHITECTURAL SERIES

Key Features

Standard window frame (106mm option) and awing sash.

Fixed light – 158mm frame.

Overlight transom with sash above.

Internal box mullion – sash on left.

Specifications

Design Considerations

Dimensions Awnings and casements 1500mm high x 900mm wide. Fixed lights 2600mm high x 2000mm wide.

Awning windows provide good weather cover when open; casements less so

Care needed if projecting on to walkways and decks

Restrictor stays can limit opening in such situations

Consider a horizontal sliding window to protect walkways

Caution is required for the use of casements which open directly into prevailing winds.

Maximum Glass Thickness 28mm IGU Thermal Values Consult APL Technical Department Performance Tested to Specific Design applications in wind pressures of 2.2kPa serviceability (3.4kPa UWP)

Technical drawings & product information – eboss.co.nz

6.5

Seismic frame option at head.

APL Window Solutions - Specifications subject to change

For specifications – masterspec.co.nz


APL ARCHITECTURAL SERIES

Sliding Windows

Uses the sliding door frame but generally have smaller interlocker stiles, mullions and bi-parting meeting stiles

The sill frame has both sloped and flush track options

The sloped sill option has a smaller top and bottom rail

Interlocker stiles are flush in the closed position

Ideal for non-projecting or servery windows

Wide opening is possible in bi-parting or stacking configurations.

APL

APL ARCHITECTURAL SERIES

Key Features

Sliding window sloped sill – single slider.

Flush sill option with bottom rail.

Bi-parting meeting stiles.

90° corner meeting stiles.

The sliding window roller is rated to 150kg so windows of 300kg can be carried.

Specifications

Design Considerations

Dimensions Sliding windows can be made to large sizes because they are based on the sliding door system. Panels of 2000mm high x 2000mm wide. Panel weight maximum, 300kg/panel

Sliding windows are good for applications where wide opening, non-projecting windows are wanted

Consider the ease of reaching to the window catch if the sliding panel is placed beyond a bench.

Maximum Glass Thickness 28mm IGU Thermal Values Consult APL Technical Department F

Performance Tested to Specific Design applications in wind pressures of 2.2kPa serviceability (3.4kPa UWP) Technical drawings & product information – eboss.co.nz

2.0m

For specifications – masterspec.co.nz

6.6


APL ARCHITECTURAL SERIES

Sliding Doors

The sill frame has both sloped and flush track options

Interlocker stiles and mullions are flush in the closed position

A bypass slider is available where two or three panels can be moved independently without a fixed panel

Corner sliding doors (90°) are available with no corner post (exterior and interior corners)

Three sliding doors can stack over a fixed panel

Overwall and cavity sliding options are available

Wide opening is possible in bi-parting or stacking configurations

Two sill options are available, one sloped and the other with a flush plane.

APL

APL ARCHITECTURAL SERIES

Key Features

Sliding door sloped sill – single slider.

Flush sill option – single slider.

Multi slider sill.

Overwall slider - single track.

Specifications

Design Considerations

Dimensions Recommended maximum panels of 3000mm high and 2000mm wide. Rollers are rated to 150kg each i.e. 300kg/ panel.

Sliding doors allow wide opening without the danger of slamming shut in windy conditions

Multi sliding doors allow approximately threequarters opening

Narrow stiles and large glass expanses maximise views in the closed position

For enhanced flush indoor-outdoor levels consider recessing the sill into the floor pad to minimise or eliminate upstand

Not all sill options are suitable for use in Extra High wind zones.

Maximum Glass Thickness 28mm IGU Thermal Values Consult APL Technical Department Performance Tested to Specific Design applications in wind pressures of 2.2kPa serviceability (3.4kPa UWP)

Technical drawings & product information – eboss.co.nz

6.7

90° corner meeting stiles.

APL Window Solutions - Specifications subject to change

For specifications – masterspec.co.nz

F


APL ARCHITECTURAL SERIES

Minima Sliding Doors

A high performance sliding door with minimal sightlines and flush sills

Can be made to 4000mm high in Very High wind zones

Panel widths are only limited by glass availability

In order to minimise the appearance of aluminium the frame is designed to be recessed into floor, walls and ceiling for clear sightlines

The track system is completely hidden beneath a threshold that allows for suitable flooring materials to be laid, leaving only an 11mm wide slot

A bottom rail of only 22mm height, with glass lines flush with frame at jambs and head

90° corner sliding doors available with no corner post (external and internal corners)

Vertical members between panels are a slender 28mm wide, with two different fin sizes to suit the application.

Minima sill frame – double slider.

Recessed sill frame sectional view.

Recessed jamb frame.

Recessed head frame.

Minima interlocker.

Specifications

Design Considerations

Dimensions Suitable for Extra High wind zones and Specific Design applications. Maximum panel of 4000mm high and widths as wide as glass availability allows.

Careful detailing is required to allow for deeply recessed frame at sill, jambs and head

Some stacking slider configurations are possible

Due to heavy panel weight and the need for perfectly level sills floor sag cannot be tolerated; ground level applications are optimum. Geotechnical engineering is important

Installation to be by an approved installer.

Maximum Glass Thickness 38mm IGU Thermal Values Consult APL Technical Department

F

Performance Tested to Specific Design applications in wind pressures of 2.2kPa serviceability (3.4kPa UWP)

APL

APL ARCHITECTURAL SERIES

Key Features

4.0m

As Sliding Door

Technical drawings & product information – eboss.co.nz

For specifications – masterspec.co.nz

XH

38

6.8


APL ARCHITECTURAL SERIES

Hinged and French Doors

Flush meeting stiles for French doors

Open-out and open-in frames available

Frame facing adaptors available

Parliament hinges allow doors to open outwards a full 180° in brick veneer situations

French door flush bolts are concealed from view in the leading edge of the ‘lazy’ door panel

Overlights and sidelights are possible

A range of door handle and lock options are available, including multi-point locking.

APL

APL ARCHITECTURAL SERIES

Key Features

Hinged door frame (106mm) – open-out.

Open-in door with weather bar on door rail.

Hinged door frame (158mm) – open-out.

French door meeting stiles.

Specifications

Design Considerations

Dimensions Recommended maximum panels of 2700mm high and 900mm wide

Single panels ideal as utility doors

Open-in frame available but open-out applications will generally be preferred for utility and French doors.

Maximum Glass Thickness 28mm IGU Thermal Values Consult APL Technical Department Performance Tested to Extra High Wind Zone

Technical drawings & product information – eboss.co.nz

6.9

Hinged door, coupling bar and sidelight on right.

APL Window Solutions - Specifications subject to change

For specifications – masterspec.co.nz


APL ARCHITECTURAL SERIES

Bi-fold Doors

The system is bottom rolling with an in-frame track for optimum panel support

A unique roller design ensures panels move smoothly when built in large sizes

The track uses an aluminium insert (black anodised) for roller wear

A flush sill track is available for sheltered locations Square cut corners for improved aesthetics.

APL

APL ARCHITECTURAL SERIES

Key Features

Sill frame and panel section.

Bi-fold sill and roller.

Bi-fold hinge roller with free swinging panel.

Bi-fold 2+2 meeting stiles.

Bi-fold flush sill/track option.

Specifications

Design Considerations

Dimensions Recommended maximum panels of 2700mm high x 1000mm wide

Careful consideration of bi-fold use is required when projecting on to decks or pedestrian areas

A good option for maximum views and ventilation when open, but needs to be monitored if windy conditions occur

Free-swinging access panels are possible

In closed position bi-fold door stiles impact views.

Maximum Glass Thickness 28mm IGU Thermal Values Consult APL Technical Department Performance Tested to Specific Design applications in wind pressures of 2.2kPa serviceability (3.4kPa UWP)

Technical drawings & product information – eboss.co.nz

For specifications – masterspec.co.nz

6.10


APL

KLIMA SERIES

KLIMA SERIES OVERVIEW

Klima White with Urbo hardware

7.1

An innovative range of uPVC windows and doors optimised for New Zealand conditions

Designed for mainstream residential uses and standard installation practices

Made in New Zealand, adapted from products by a European market leader, Kömmerling

Available in white as standard, however a coloured AluClip aluminium exterior facing is available

Klima Series is rated to the maximum 6 energy stars under WEERS (Window Energy Efficiency Rating System) when used with low-E double glazing (4.5 with standard clear double glazing)

Recommended door height 2200mm dependent on site exposure.

APL Window Solutions - Specifications subject to change


KLIMA SERIES APL Klima White fixed windows

Klima White with Urbo hardware

Klima White with Urbo hardware

7.2


APL

KLIMA SERIES

KLIMA SERIES

Klima White with Urbo hardware

7.3

APL Window Solutions - Specifications subject to change


Sliding Windows and Doors 7.6

7.7

APL

7.5

Tilt-and-Turn Windows

KLIMA SERIES

Awning and Casement Windows

Hinged and French Doors 7.8

7.4


KLIMA SERIES

Awning and Casement Windows Key Features Hidden steel reinforcing is included in most uPVC frames to ensure shape stability and structural excellence

Standard outward opening windows available as well as a tilt-and-turn window with inward opening casement and hopper window feature (see next page)

Outward opening windows locked by an espagnolette, multi-point locking system using an Urbo style handle.

APL

KLIMA SERIES

Standard window frame with awning sash.

Window frame and sash

Chair frame and sash.

with Aluclip exterior.

Awning sash and transom - exterior view.

Urbo hardware on sash.

Specifications

Design Considerations

Dimensions Recommended maximum awnings 1500mm high x 900mm wide, casements 1500mm high x 800mm wide.

Awning windows provide good weather cover when open; casements less so

Care needed if projecting on to walkways and decks

Restrictor stays can limit opening in such situations

Caution is required for the use of casements which open directly into prevailing winds.

Standard Glass Thickness 24mm IGU Thermal Values U-value 1.458 R-value 0.686 Performance Tested to Extra High wind zone

Technical drawings & product information – eboss.co.nz

7.5

APL Window Solutions - Specifications subject to change

For specifications – masterspec.co.nz


KLIMA SERIES

Tilt-and-Turn Windows

Tilt-and-turn windows open inwards in casement (side opening) and hopper (top opening) mode

Window operation is by a lever handle which is turned from the locked downwards position horizontally for casement opening and vertically for hopper window mode

In hopper window mode the top of the sash is held by a folding steel arm in the open position

Casement window mode requires careful consideration from a weathering and obstruction point of view

Hidden steel reinforcing is included in most uPVC frames to ensure shape stability and structural excellence.

APL

KLIMA SERIES

Key Features

Tilt and turn frame and sash.

Opening sash in hopper window mode.

Casement lock keeper on window jamb.

Inward opening sashhopper window mode.

Multi-point locking available with Urbo hardware.

Specifications

Design Considerations

Dimensions Inward opening casement and hopper windows (tilt-and-turn) 1500mm high x 800mm wide

Inward opening tilt-and-turn windows avoid outward projection but need to be treated with caution from a weathering perspective when open in casement mode

Standard Glass Thickness 24mm IGU

Inward opening casement mode needs careful attention in the open position to avoid contact with room occupants.

Thermal Values U-value 1.458 R-value 0.686 Performance Tested to Extra High wind zone

Technical drawings & product information – eboss.co.nz

For specifications – masterspec.co.nz

7.6


KLIMA SERIES

Sliding Windows and Doors

Sliding windows and doors use the same profiles

The Klima Series sliding door has fixed sidelights (opening sashes not available)

Hidden steel reinforcing is included in all uPVC profiles to ensure shape stability and structural excellence

Interlocker stiles and mullions are flush in the closed position

Doors 2400mm high possible when reinforced with an aluminium attachment

Glazing beads are applied from the inside.

APL

KLIMA SERIES

Key Features

Sliding window and door sill – single panel.

Sliding window and door sill – stacking panels.

Fixed light jamb section.

Interlocker mullions are flush in the closed position.

Specifications

Design Considerations

Dimensions Recommended maximum window and door panels of 2200mm high by 1200mm wide. Heights of 2400mm possible when reinforced with aluminium attachment.

Sliding windows and doors allow wide opening without the danger of slamming shut in windy conditions

Multi sliding windows and doors allow approximately two-thirds opening.

Standard Glass Thickness 24mm IGU Thermal Values U-value 1.712 R-value 0.584 Performance Tested to Extra High wind zone

Technical drawings & product information – eboss.co.nz

7.7

Bi-parting slider meeting stiles.

APL Window Solutions - Specifications subject to change

For specifications – masterspec.co.nz


KLIMA SERIES

Hinged and French Doors

Available in open-out and open-in formats

Open-in doors have a low threshold option

French doors can be open-in or open-out. The open-in version has meeting stiles that are flush on the interior while the open-out stiles are flush on the exterior

Hidden steel reinforcing is included in all uPVC profiles

An Urbo style lever lock activates multi-points of locking in the jamb frame

Doors 2400mm high possible when reinforced with an aluminium attachment.

APL

KLIMA SERIES

Key Features

Hinged door frame – open-out.

Open-in door frame corner.

Open-out door chair frame.

French door open-out meeting stiles.

Open-out hinged door with fixed light (left).

Specifications

Design Considerations

Dimensions Recommended maximum panels of 2200mm high and 900mm wide

Single panels ideal as utility doors

Open-in frame available but French doors will generally be open out

Sidelights are possible

Multi-point locking available with Urbo style handle.

Standard Glass Thickness 24mm IGU Thermal Values U-value 1.386 R-value 0.722 Performance Tested to Extra High wind zone

Technical drawings & product information – eboss.co.nz

For specifications – masterspec.co.nz

7.8


APL

SMARTWOOD

SMARTWOOD OVERVIEW

Cedar timber with Custom hardware

8.1

A composite window and door system with aluminium on the outside and a timber facing inside

The aluminium exterior offers hard wearing, durability and low maintenance while the interior offers the warmth of wood

A full product range is offered

A PVC thermal insulator between the aluminium and timber cladding reduces condensation

A variety of wood types for the interior face is available including cedar, kwila, jarrah, American oak. For a full list of wood types, contact your Smartwood manufacturer

Double glazed units up to 24mm are possible with a special bead available to allow the 32mm wide Screenline internal blind system

Recommended door height 2400mm.

APL Window Solutions - Specifications subject to change


SMARTWOOD APL Cedar timber with Warm White Pearl powdercoat aluminium with Miro hardware

8.2


APL

SMARTWOOD

SMARTWOOD

Cedar timber with Miro hardware

8.3

APL Window Solutions - Specifications subject to change


Bi-fold Windows 8.6

8.7

APL

8.5

Sliding Windows

SMARTWOOD

Awning and Casement Windows

Sliding Doors

Hinged and French Doors 8.8

8.9

Bi-fold Doors 8.10

8.4


SMARTWOOD

Awning and Casement Windows Key Features Continuous sightlines are optional across awning, casements and adjoining fixed lights

Generous 24mm weather cover on frame

French casement pairs available using French door frame and rebated meeting stiles

Four different size mullions are offered, all projecting internally.

APL

SMARTWOOD

Smartwood window frame and sash.

Overlight transom and sash above.

French casement meeting stiles.

Internal projecting Smartwood mullion.

Specifications

Design Considerations

Dimensions Awnings 1600mm high x 1000mm wide, casements 1600mm high x 800mm wide

Smartwood products need sealing after installation with an appropriate finish e.g. oiled, varnished, stained or painted – regular care and restoration recommended

Maximum Glass Thickness 32mm IGU

Awning windows provide good weather cover when open; casements less so

Care needed if projecting on to walkways and decks

Restrictor stays can limit opening in such situations

Consider a horizontal sliding window to protect walkways

Caution is required for the use of casements which open directly into prevailing winds.

Thermal Values U-value 5.938 R-value 0.168 Performance Tested to Very High wind zone

Technical drawings & product information – eboss.co.nz

8.5

Timber profiles available – square edge and profiled.

APL Window Solutions - Specifications subject to change

For specifications – masterspec.co.nz


SMARTWOOD

Sliding Windows Key Features The Smartwood sliding window system uses the sliding door frame with smaller panel rails

Bi-parting sliding windows offer wide opening

Stacking configurations are available using the sliding door profiles

Exterior sliding system.

APL

SMARTWOOD

Sliding window sill and panel rail.

Slider with sightline adaptor at back.

Bi-parting slider meeting stiles.

Sliding window interlocker mullion.

The sliding window roller is rated to 150kg so windows of 300kg can be carried.

Specifications

Design Considerations

Dimensions Sliding panels can be made to 1800mm high x 1200mm wide. Panel weight maximum 300kg

Smartwood products need sealing after installation with an appropriate finish e.g. oiled, varnished, stained or painted – regular care and restoration recommended

Maximum Glass Thickness 32mm IGU

Sliding windows are good for applications where wide opening, non-projecting windows are wanted

A good option for servery windows

Consider the ease of reaching to the window catch if the sliding panel is placed beyond a bench

Work well with insect screens.

Thermal Values U-value 5.354 R-value 0.187 Performance Tested to Very High wind zone

Technical drawings & product information – eboss.co.nz

For specifications – masterspec.co.nz

8.6


SMARTWOOD

Bi-fold Windows Key Features The Smartwood bi-fold window system is bottom rolling for optimum panel support

Rollers run on an external track

The bi-fold window uses the bi-fold door frame and track but the panels have smaller rails and stiles

A minimum panel width of 650mm applies

Generous 24mm weather cover on frame

Smartwood bi-fold windows are generally supplied in multiples of two i.e. 2-panel, 4-panel, 6-panel (free-swinging third panels are not recommended in bi-fold window applications).

APL

SMARTWOOD

Bi-fold sill, rail and stile section.

Sill track and panel roller.

Bi-fold window head.

Bi-fold window meeting stiles.

Specifications

Design Considerations

Dimensions Recommended maximum panels of 1800mm high x 900mm wide. A minimum panel width of 650mm is required

Smartwood products need sealing after installation with an appropriate finish e.g. oiled, varnished, stained or painted – regular care and restoration recommended

Careful consideration of bi-fold use is required when projecting on to decks or pedestrian areas

Consider the ease of reaching to the bi-fold handle if the window is placed beyond a bench

Thermal Values U-value 4.518 R-value 0.221

A good option for maximum views and ventilation when open, but needs to be monitored if windy conditions occur

Performance Tested to Very High wind zone

Free-swinging panels are not recommended in bi-fold window applications

In closed position bi-fold window stiles impact views.

Maximum Glass Thickness 32mm IGU

Technical drawings & product information – eboss.co.nz

8.7

Miro bi-fold handle.

APL Window Solutions - Specifications subject to change

For specifications – masterspec.co.nz


SMARTWOOD

Sliding Doors Key Features Smartwood sliding doors slide on an exterior track

Accompanying opening windows for ventilation can be used in overlights or non-stack adjoining fixed panels (FSF configurations)

Three sliding panels stacking in front of an adjoining fixed light are possible for maximum opening.

APL

SMARTWOOD

Sliding door sill – single panel.

Sliding door rail with sightline adaptor behind.

Two-track sliding door sill with standard fixed light behind.

Sliding door interlocker mullion.

The sliding door roller is rated to 150kg so panels of 300kg can be carried.

Specifications

Design Considerations

Dimensions Recommended maximum panels of 2400mm high x 1200mm wide. Sliding door rollers are rated to 150kg each (300kg per panel)

Smartwood products need sealing after installation with an appropriate finish e.g. oiled, varnished, stained or painted – regular care and restoration recommended

Smartwood three-panel sliding doors allow approximately three-quarters opening

Narrow stiles and large glass expanses maximise views in the closed position compared with bi-folds

Thermal Values U-value 4.601 R-value 0.217

Performance Tested to Very High wind zone

Window ventilation options with Smartwood sliding doors are available in overlights or in adjoining (non-stack) sidelights

For enhanced flush indoor-outdoor levels consider recessing the sill into the floor pad to minimise the upstand.

Maximum Glass Thickness 32mm IGU

Technical drawings & product information – eboss.co.nz

For specifications – masterspec.co.nz

8.8


SMARTWOOD

Hinged and French Doors

APL

SMARTWOOD

Key Features ■

Rebated meeting stiles give a flush appearance where French doors overlap and provide superior weathering

Open-out and open-in frames available

Bottom rails are larger than top rails and can be doubled in height for a true hinged door or French door proportion

Sightline adaptors are available for adjoining sidelights

French door flush bolts are concealed from view in the leading edge of the ‘lazy’ door panel

Parliament hinges are available which allow recessed doors to open a full 180° if preferred

Overlights and sidelights are possible

Multi-point locking available with Miro hardware

Generous 24mm weather cover on frame.

Hinged door frame – open-out.

Hinged door frame – open-in.

Open-out hinged door sidelight mullion and interior sightline adaptor (right).

French door meeting stiles.

Specifications

Design Considerations

Dimensions Recommended maximum panels of 2400mm high and 900mm wide

Smartwood products need sealing after installation with an appropriate finish e.g. oiled, varnished, stained or painted – regular care and restoration recommended

Maximum Glass Thickness 32mm IGU

Single panels ideal as utility doors

Open-in frame available but open-out applications will generally be preferred for utility and French doors.

Thermal Values U-value 3.920 R-value 0.255 Performance Tested to Very High wind zone

Technical drawings & product information – eboss.co.nz

8.9

Open-in hinged door and sidelight on right.

APL Window Solutions - Specifications subject to change

For specifications – masterspec.co.nz


SMARTWOOD

Bi-fold Doors

The Smartwood bi-fold door system is bottom rolling for optimum panel support

Rollers run on an external track

Generous 24mm weather cover on frame

Smartwood bi-fold doors can be supplied in both multiples of 2-panels and also with a free-swinging third panel to allow easy access (a single panel hinged to the jamb can also be used with an adjoining 3-panel set)

For 2-panel multiple configurations a minimum panel width of 650mm applies.

APL

SMARTWOOD

Key Features

Bi-fold sill, rail and stile section.

Sill track and panel roller.

Bi-fold door head and top guide track.

Miro bi-fold handle.

Bi-fold door overlight transom.

Specifications

Design Considerations

Dimensions Recommended maximum panels of 2400mm high x 900mm wide

Smartwood products need sealing after installation with an appropriate finish e.g. oiled, varnished, stained or painted – regular care and restoration recommended

Maximum Glass Thickness 32mm IGU

Careful consideration of bi-fold use is required when projecting on to decks or pedestrian areas

A good option for maximum views and ventilation when open, but needs to be monitored if windy conditions occur

Free-swinging panels can provide easy exit in bi-fold sets

In closed position bi-fold door stiles impact views.

Thermal Values U-value 4.014 R-value 0.249 Performance Tested to Very High wind zone

Technical drawings & product information – eboss.co.nz

For specifications – masterspec.co.nz

8.10


APL

ENTRANCE DOORS

ENTRANCE DOORS OVERVIEW

Glass Plasma door in Grey Friars with Icon hardware

9.1

Our entrance doors are made from aluminium for durability and wide design choice

Six ranges available, each with a different base design

Most doors can be supplied in dual colour panels

Dark colours are not suitable for doors exposed to prolonged direct sunlight

Greater thermal performance due to a foam core – less transfer of hot and cold temperatures. Most doors are thermally broken for even greater thermal efficiency

Door construction helps reduce noise transfer

Little risk of the door swelling or moving in damp conditions

Low maintenance and easy to clean, with no painting or oiling required.

APL Window Solutions - Specifications subject to change


ENTRANCE DOORS APL Axis door in Mannex Ironsand with Yale hardware

Latitude door in Matt Black powdercoat with Icon hardware

Axis door in Mannex Warm White Pearl with Windsor hardware

Plasma door in Metropolis Electric Cow Matt powdercoat with Yale hardware

9.2


APL

ENTRANCE DOORS

ENTRANCE DOORS

Glass Plasma door in Sky with Yale hardware

Plasma door in Mannex Sandstone Grey powdercoat with Icon hardware

9.3

APL Window Solutions - Specifications subject to change

Classic door in Matt Grey Frairs powdercoat with Yale hardware


Plasma

Axis 9.6

9.7

APL

9.5

ENTRANCE DOORS

Latitude

Classic

Aquila 9.8

9.9

9.4


ENTRANCE DOORS

Latitude Key Features Aluminium clad doors combining tongue and groove boards (100mm wide) within a border of strong rails and stiles

Glass inserts (20mm double glazing only) are available with a flat-faced contemporary moulding as standard

Boards can be vertically or horizontally aligned

Maximum door size supplied 2150mm high x 960mm wide

Matching pairs of doors

Doors are filled with high density foam for thermal efficiency and sound dampening

Thermally broken stiles and rails can be included as an option – also allowing dual colour doors

A wide range of door handle and lock options is available. Multi-point locking can be included and is recommended

Door frame and Latitude bottom rail (thermally broken option).

Dense, rigid construction means Latitude doors rate highly for impact resistance.

Latitude tongue and groove joints.

Contemporary flat-faced glazing bead is used.

APL

ENTRANCE DOORS

Standard Latitude door stile.

Specifications

Design Considerations

Dimensions Height 2150mm x 960mm wide. Onsite trimming possible where required

Installation in sheltered environments recommended – away from full sun exposure

Inward opening entrance doors are generally favoured

Multiple locking points and robust aluminium construction

Double opening doors (French style) or opening sidelights possible for full-width access.

The Virtual Home entrance door tool allows you to explore the style, colour and hardware options and give clients an indication of what their preferences look like. Visit the Altherm, First or Vantage website.

Maximum Glass Thickness 18mm double glazing as standard Thermal Values Consult APL Technical Department Performance Consult APL Technical Department

Technical drawings & product information – eboss.co.nz

9.5

Urbo, Icon and Elemental lever handles.

APL Window Solutions - Specifications subject to change

For specifications – masterspec.co.nz


ENTRANCE DOORS

Plasma

Aluminium clad doors with a smooth flat finish for a minimalist architectural look

Durable 2mm aluminium sheet cladding means less prone to dents

Can be dual coloured to match interior and exterior colour schemes

Glass inserts (22mm IGU’s) possible – positioning and sizing by customer request

Fully glass clad Plasma panels also available with an opaque, vivid colour finish

A special profile provides a neat and tidy edge on all sides - accepts either standard hinges or pivot gear

The use of horizontal lines (negative details) is also possible for extra visual appeal

A second design option offers a horizontal tongue and groove arrangement

An economic slimline Plasma entrance door is available using flat sheet aluminium cladding – available in restricted range of designs, colours and sizes

Multi-point locking possible and recommended as standard for doors over 2100mm high.

Door frame and Plasma internal bottom rail.

Plasma door negative detail.

Plasma door and thermally broken rail.

Glass Plasma double door meeting stiles.

Plasma tongue and groove panel and bead detail. (Horizontal or vertical)

Specifications

Design Considerations

Dimensions Sheet and glass clad panels 3600mm x 1500mm wide, depending on wind load - Pivots essential over 960mm wide

An economic pivot door system is available using subframe adaptor and simplified pivot mechanisms

Dark colours not recommended for doors exposed to prolonged direct sunlight

Inward opening entrance doors are generally favoured

Double opening doors (French style) or opening sidelights possible for full-width access.

The Virtual Home entrance door tool allows you to explore the style, colour and hardware options and give clients an indication of what their preferences look like. Visit the Altherm, First or Vantage website.

Maximum Glass Thickness 22mm double glazing as standard Thermal Values Consult APL Technical Department Performance Consult APL Technical Department

Technical drawings & product information – eboss.co.nz

APL

ENTRANCE DOORS

Key Features

For specifications – masterspec.co.nz

9.6


ENTRANCE DOORS

Axis

APL

ENTRANCE DOORS

Key Features ■

Vertical tongue and groove panel doors

Panels are 41mm thick and tall heights up to 3000mm are possible depending on the site exposure

Two-part (interior/exterior) construction allows a different colour each side to match interior and exterior colour schemes

Thermal breaks and high density foam fill included in the door construction enhance thermal efficiency

Aluminium construction and internal stiffener rails ensure maximum strength, stability and minimal warping

Authentic and hard wearing wood grain appearance available, as well as powdercoat finishes

Various design options available with aluminium boards arranged vertically and glass inserts. Custom design available on request

Matching sidelight options – equal and unequal French doors

A wide range of door lock options is available, including wide-backset locks.

Door frame and Axis rail section.

Axis door edge with internal stile.

Bead detail for glass insert.

Urbo, Icon and Elemental lever handles.

Specifications

Design Considerations

Dimensions Door widths from 210mm to 1060mm (in 50mm increments). Wider panels are possible but would require pivoting gear. Door heights up to 3000mm depending on site exposure

Installation in sheltered environments recommended – away from full sun exposure

Inward opening entrance doors are generally favoured

Multiple locking points and robust aluminium construction

Double opening doors (French style) or opening sidelights possible for full-width access.

The Virtual Home entrance door tool allows you to explore the style, colour and hardware options and give clients an indication of what their preferences look like. Visit the Altherm, First or Vantage website.

Maximum Glass Thickness 22mm on glass inserts Thermal Values Consult APL Technical Department Performance Consult APL Technical Department

Technical drawings & product information – eboss.co.nz

9.7

Bead exterior shown.

APL Window Solutions - Specifications subject to change

For specifications – masterspec.co.nz


ENTRANCE DOORS

Classic

Aluminium clad doors with the capability to display a range of rectangular patterns and glazed inserts

Applied mouldings can be either scrolled or flatfaced, the latter offering a more contemporary look

Glass beads take the form of the two moulding designs on offer

Arched-top glazed inserts are possible

Doors are filled with high density foam for thermal efficiency and sound dampening

Thermally broken stiles and rails can be included as an option – also allowing dual colour doors

Double doors are possible with rebated meeting stiles

Matching sidelights are available which can be either fixed or opening, for full-width access

A wide range of door handle and lock options are available.

APL

ENTRANCE DOORS

Key Features

Classic door frame and section.

Classic door stile (nonthermal option).

Classic door moulding/ bead options.

Double door meeting stiles (non-thermal option).

Classic panel with opening sidelight (right).

Specifications

Design Considerations

Dimensions The standard Classic door panel size is 1980mm high x 810mm wide. A non-standard panel to a maximum size of 2150mm high x 960mm wide is also available

Installation in sheltered environments recommended – away from full sun exposure

Inward opening entrance doors are generally favoured

Multiple locking points and robust aluminium construction

Double opening doors (French style) or opening sidelights possible for full-width access.

The Virtual Home entrance door tool allows you to explore the style, colour and hardware options and give clients an indication of what their preferences look like. Visit the Altherm, First or Vantage website.

Maximum Glass Thickness 18mm double glazing as standard Thermal Values Consult APL Technical Department Performance Consult APL Technical Department

Technical drawings & product information – eboss.co.nz

For specifications – masterspec.co.nz

9.8


ENTRANCE DOORS

Aquila

The innovative Aquila design arranges aluminium horizontal tongue and groove profiles with adjoining flush stiles

Reflects the look of one of the most popular timber door designs

Horizontal glazed inserts can be added with flush beads

Glass inserts can be multiplied according to homeowner preference

Doors are filled with high density foam for thermal efficiency and sound dampening

APL

ENTRANCE DOORS

Key Features

Door frame and Aquila sectional detail.

Aquila door with standard stile.

Aquila with glazing beads.

Urbo, Elemental and Icon lever handles.

Specifications

Design Considerations

Dimensions 2400mm high x 960mm wide

Installation in sheltered environments recommended – away from full sun exposure

Inward opening entrance doors are generally favoured

Multiple locking points and robust aluminium construction

Double doors, dual colour and opening sidelights not available with Aquila.

The Virtual Home entrance door tool allows you to explore the style, colour and hardware options and give clients an indication of what their preferences look like. Visit the Altherm, First or Vantage website.

Maximum Glass Thickness 18mm double glazing as standard Thermal Values Consult APL Technical Department Performance Consult APL Technical Department

Technical drawings & product information – eboss.co.nz

9.9

Tongue and groove sectional detail.

APL Window Solutions - Specifications subject to change

For specifications – masterspec.co.nz


ENTRANCE DOORS

Urbo

Urbo

Icon

Icon

Pull handle

Lever handle

Pull handle

Lever handle

New Zealand's first fully integrated range of 316 grade stainless steel hardware.

Elemental

Elemental

Miro

Miro

Pull handle

Lever handle

Pull Handles

Lever handle

APL

All about clean lines, clean shapes and a combination of square and radiused edges.

ENTRANCE DOORS

Hardware Options

Striving for simplicity, made from extruded aluminium and is available in Silver or Black anodised.

Contemporary range of die-cast handles, characterised by elegant, ergonomic curves.

Yale

Windsor

Pull handles and Apex Turn Sets

Pull handles and Turn Sets

Contemporary handles in 304 grade stainless steel.

Comprehensive range in 304 grade stainless steel.

Technical drawings & product information – eboss.co.nz

For specifications – masterspec.co.nz

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APL

ROOF WINDOWS

ROOF WINDOWS

Fixed roof windows in Matt Black

Designed to be thermally efficient, APL roof windows include a thermal break, and are available in either a fixed or opening option to allow for ventilation.

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Roof windows can be customised, and are available in dual colour to match the interior and roof colours

Manual or keypad activated opening available.

APL Window Solutions - Specifications subject to change


ThermalHEART® roof windows are available in both opening and fixed formats to reduce condensation and heat loss

Hinged on the upper side to allow opening when required

Glazed with 24mm double glazed units with Argon gas fill and low-e glass (inside) for maximum thermal effectiveness

Structural glazed design means flush edges - no ponding of water allows windows to be installed to low pitches (minimum 5°)

Fixed windows are capable of being made in large sizes through the inclusion of a mullion

Manual or electric options available.

APL

ROOF WINDOWS

Key Features

Opening roof window in Matt Ironsand

Roof window in closed position – frame and sash above.

Thermally efficient fixed roof window.

Specifications

Design Considerations

Dimensions Opening roof window sizes will be dependent on roof pitch, operating gear capacity and determined by weight.

Self-cleaning exterior glass panes should be considered

ThermalHEART® opening sash has a deep frame overlap, allowing partial opening with some rain protection

Window operator can be manual or electronic

Roof window available in dual colour - one colour to match interior schemes and one to match the roof colour.

Maximum Glass Thickness Roof windows have a 24mm IGU as standard with Argon gas fill and low-e glass (inside). Thermal Values U-value 4.368 R-value 0.229 Performance Tested to Very High wind zone.

Technical drawings & product information – eboss.co.nz

For specifications – masterspec.co.nz

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APL

PASSIVE VENTILATION

PASSIVE VENTILATION

Metro Series in Black anodised

APL has a range of passive ventilation options available – from the straightforward Sashvent and Aerovent systems, to the sophisticated Ventient system.

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Allows a continuous level of background ventilation

Makes homes healthier by improving air quality

Reduces stale air, mould and mildew

Systems are unobtrusive.

APL Window Solutions - Specifications subject to change


Sashvent can be installed in the bottom rail of awning and casement sashes

No intrusion into sightlines

Available in Residential Series and Metro Series windows

Finger control option to open or close

Integrated insect screen

Sashvent has an optional colour-matching slide.

PASSIVE VENTILATION

Sashvent

APL

Sashvent passive ventilator.

Aerovent ■

Unobtrusive slotted ventilator

Opened and closed with a U-channel finger slide

Can be installed at the head or in transoms

Colour-matched to the window colour

Integrated insect screen

Airflow is directed upwards to minimise draughts.

Aerovent passive ventilator.

Ventient ■

A naturally automated passive ventilator

The Ventient is suitable for high-end residential and commercial projects

It has an internal device incorporating a shape-memory alloy spring, which automatically opens and closes in response to outside temperatures

Usually fitted horizontally

Ventient has an automatic opening/closing temperature sensor for default, non-manual airflow control

Integrated insect screen.

N.B. The Espagnolette window fastener, available with Urbo or Elemental handle, offers a closed vent position where the trickle ventilation gap is 7-8mm.

Ventient in Metro Series window head.

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APL

COMMERCIAL SERIES

COMMERCIAL SERIES OVERVIEW

168mm Structural Glaze (thermally broken) in Dark Bronze anodised

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Window systems suitable for low-rise to high-rise applications

Flushglaze window systems available to minimise the exterior appearance of aluminium

Structural glaze systems offer a glazed curtain wall capability

Shopfront suites are available

A robust commercial door system suitable for a wide variety of entranceways

Overhead glazing systems are offered.

APL Window Solutions - Specifications subject to change


COMMERCIAL SERIES APL 168mm Structural Glaze and Flushglaze in Duratec Matt Black powdercoat

135mm Flushglaze in Matt Charcoal powdercoat

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APL

COMMERCIAL SERIES

COMMERCIAL SERIES

Custom made for client Silver anodised and Black anodised

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APL Window Solutions - Specifications subject to change


80mm and 100mm Shopfront 12.6

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100mm, 125mm and 150mm Flushglaze Systems

125mm, 150mm and 168mm Structural Glaze Systems

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40mm Window Series

COMMERCIAL SERIES

Overhead Glazing Systems

Magnum Commercial Doors 12.8

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COMMERCIAL SERIES

Overhead Glazing

For commercial and residential applications

Glazing bars retain glass in sloping positions

A range of overhead glazing configurations is possible including lean-to, ridge line, double pitch and pyramid structures

Bars with a drainage system and a condensation drainage system are available.

APL

COMMERCIAL SERIES

Key Features

Fixed skylight with small fin rafter (right).

Glazing bar with condensation collection and interior stiffener.

Frame detail with condensation collection.

Specifications

Design Considerations

Dimensions Dependent on glazing bar choice.

To minimise condensation double glazing is recommended in most glazing bar installations.

A minimum pitch of 5° is required to allow water to run off the glass.

Self-cleaning exterior glass panes should be considered.

Maximum Glass Thickness Glazing is system dependent (15mm single /24mm double possible). Thermal Values Consult APL Technical Department. Performance Consult APL Technical Department.

Technical drawings & product information – eboss.co.nz

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APL Window Solutions - Specifications subject to change

For specifications – masterspec.co.nz


COMMERCIAL SERIES

40mm Window Series Key Features ■

For low to high rise applications

A varied, multi-product window system based on a 40mm frame platform

It includes:

COMMERCIAL SERIES

- Glazed frames and sashes for general commercial applications - Glazed frames and sashes for strip windows - Hopper windows - Pivoting windows - Glazed frames seismically separated from the building structure - Curtain walling Substantially sized box-section extrusions allow large sashes up to 1600mm high x 1000mm wide dependent on the glass used (awning and casement applications).

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40mm facing frame and internal box transom above.

40mm window with external fin transom.

40mm window with heavy duty box mullion.

40mm window frame with seismic sill.

40mm strip window sill.

Specifications

Design Considerations

Dimensions Awning windows up to 1600mm high x 1000mm wide, casements 1600mm high x 800mm wide (larger possible depending on width, height, weight and hardware).

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Maximum Glass Thickness 28mm IGU Thermal Values Consult APL Technical Department Performance Tested to Extra High / Specific Design wind zones. Projects may require project specific testing

Technical drawings & product information – eboss.co.nz

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The 40mm window system is compatible with the use of Magnum commercial doors Hopper window option is suitable for institutional and education sector use The 40mm seismic system is for banks of windows requiring seismic separation in low to medium rise applications and is also required for continuous strip windows that exceed the facing frame extrusion length of 5000mm Depending on type of project, windows may come fully assembled and glazed or be assembled on site from pre-made modules 40mm curtain wall glazed panels are generally preassembled and fixed to continuous runs of curtain wall mullion on site Shop drawings can be supplied by manufacturers when requested. For specifications – masterspec.co.nz

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COMMERCIAL SERIES

80mm and 100mm Shopfront

For shopfront locations, generally at ground level and in protected situations up to 6000mm in height

The glazing pocket lies in a central position in the frame and mullion for the 100mm suite, and in an offset position in the 80mm suite

Can incorporate opening sashes from the 40mm Window Series using an inserted sash adapter

Compatible with Magnum commercial doors

Incorporates individually drained transoms

Sill tray available.

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COMMERCIAL SERIES

Key Features

80mm shopfront with sill flashing.

80mm shopfront transom, double and single glazed.

100mm shopfront mullion and Magnum hinged door.

100mm shopfront with glazing above and pivot door below.

Specifications

Design Considerations

Dimensions 80mm system with mullions at 1500mm centres, recommended to 2100mm high. The 100mm system with stiffened mullions recommended to 3500mm high or 2800mm without stiffeners

Designed for ground level environments in weather protected situations

Compatible with opening sashes or Magnum commercial doors mounted in a range of styles – conventional hinged, floor sprung, with concealed transom closer, manual sliding and automatic

Maximum Glass Thickness Single glazing 8mm, 24mm IGU

80mm and 100mm shopfront windows are generally pre-assembled in sections at the factory and joined and sealed on site; glazing is also usually done on site.

Thermal Values Consult APL Technical Department Performance Consult APL Technical Department

Technical drawings & product information – eboss.co.nz

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100mm shopfront corner post.

APL Window Solutions - Specifications subject to change

For specifications – masterspec.co.nz


COMMERCIAL SERIES

Magnum Commercial Doors Key Features ■

A versatile and robust commercial door system that can be: - Hinged - Floor sprung (pivot door) - Hung on concealed transom closers (pivot door) COMMERCIAL SERIES

- Sliding – stacking on multiple tracks (with bottom rollers) - Sliding top hung Magnum doors have been designed for advanced locking capability and for mainstream heavy duty commercial and residential locks

Different rails, stiles and glazing bead options for different aesthetic effects and wind pressures.

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Magnum slider – stepped threshold shown.

Magnum multi slider sill.

Sliding door 50mm meeting stiles.

Magnum hinged door sill and rail (low threshold option).

French door meeting stiles.

Specifications

Design Considerations

Dimensions Sliding doors recommended maximum panels 2700mm high and 2400mm wide. Hinged doors recommended maximum panels 2700mm high and 1000mm wide

Magnum sliding doors need good weather cover in either commercial or residential settings (consider the use of APL Architectural Series sliding doors if appropriate)

Magnum overwall sliding doors can be specified with appropriate detailing

Sliding door stiles come in standard and heavy duty options

Magnum sliding doors are compatible with the 100mm Shopfront suite

Sliding door rail extenders are available

Hinged doors have a low threshold option.

Maximum Glass Thickness 27mm IGU Thermal Values Consult APL Technical Department Performance Consult APL Technical Department

Technical drawings & product information – eboss.co.nz

For specifications – masterspec.co.nz

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COMMERCIAL SERIES

100mm, 125mm and 150mm Flushglaze Systems

APL

COMMERCIAL SERIES

Key Features

100mm Flushglaze sill and transom (single glaze) with sill flashing shown.

100mm Flushglaze mullion (double glaze).

Flushglaze sun fin.

Suitable for shopfront and medium rise commercial applications

Three systems with different levels of performance available

Glazing is near flush with the outside face reducing the visual effect of aluminium as viewed from the outside

Provision can be made for seismic and thermal movement

Can incorporate matching opening sashes, including an unobtrusive structurally glazed sash

Includes internal drainage which allows this system to be used with confidence on multi-storey buildings

Single and double glazing options including mixed within the same façade

Sun control fins can be applied to the outside of transoms to aid solar control and accentuate the horizontal line

Can be used as a strip curtain wall system and can be structurally glazed vertically to minimise the impact of aluminium beads

Structural glazed mullions can be included in the system.

125mm Flushglaze transom and sash.

Specifications

Design Considerations

Dimensions Capable of a range of spans depending on aspect ratio, mullion spacing and wind pressure. Consult your manufacturer for specific information

Flushglaze systems are generally pre-assembled in sections at the factory and joined and sealed on site

Two-piece mullions and transoms facilitate practical transportation of pre-fabricated sub-assemblies

Maximum Glass Thickness 100mm single glazing 8mm, IGU 24mm.

Shop drawings can be supplied when specified

Project-specific flashings and brackets are often required and are supplied by the window manufacturer

Compatible with Magnum commercial doors

Opening windows can be included in the façade.

125mm and 150mm single glazing 12mm, IGU 30mm.

Thermal Values Consult APL Technical Department Performance Tested to Extra High / Specific Design wind zones. Projects may require project specific testing Technical drawings & product information – eboss.co.nz

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150mm Flushglaze seismic sill.

APL Window Solutions - Specifications subject to change

For specifications – masterspec.co.nz


COMMERCIAL SERIES

125mm, 150mm and 168mm Structural Glaze Systems

For low to high rise applications

Three systems with different levels of performance available

A four-sided structural glazed, fully panelised system

Glazing is on the outer edge of the extrusions, reducing the visual effect of aluminium as viewed from the outside

The 168mm system has a thermally broken and shielded option available

Unobtrusive opening sashes for natural ventilation

Single and double glazing options, including within the same façade with retention of the glass plane

Sun control fins can be applied to the outside of transoms to aid solar control and accentuate the horizontal line

Can be used as a strip curtain wall system

Can accommodate interfloor deflection, 125mm series 14mm, 150mm series - 24mm, 168mm series - 22mm.

APL

COMMERCIAL SERIES

Key Features

125mm structural glaze seismic sill.

125mm structural glaze transom.

125mm transom and opening sash below.

150mm structural glaze mullion.

168mm thermally broken mullion.

Specifications

Design Considerations

Dimensions Capable of a range of spans depending on aspect ratio, mullion spacing and wind pressure. Consult your manufacturer for specific information

Structural glazed systems are generally pre-assembled in sections at the factory and joined and sealed on site

Frames are glazed on site

Where thermal efficiency is a high priority, the 168mm thermally shielded system is recommended

Maximum Glass Thickness Single glazing 18mm and 38mm IGU

Shop drawings can be supplied when specified

Thermal Values Consult APL Technical Department

Project-specific flashings and brackets are often required and are supplied by the window manufacturer

Performance Tested to Very High and Specific Design wind zone. Projects may require project specific testing

Compatible with Magnum commercial doors

Opening windows can be included in the façade.

Technical drawings & product information – eboss.co.nz

For specifications – masterspec.co.nz

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APL

HARDWARE

HARDWARE

APL Architectural Series in Silver anodised with Urbo Electro natural Silver hardware

We have window and door hardware to suit all tastes and performance requirements. There are four ranges to choose from:

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Urbo: Designed with fine lines, clean shapes and a combination of square and radiused edges

Miro: A timeless look with elegant, ergonomic curves and a comfortable hand grip

Icon: Square-form shapes in durable 316-grade stainless steel

Elemental: Sleek minimal lines. Made from extruded aluminium (available in Silver or Black anodised).

APL Window Solutions - Specifications subject to change


HARDWARE APL Icon lever handle

Urbo lever handle

Urbo pull handle

Miro pull handle

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APL

HARDWARE

HARDWARE

Urbo pull handle in Matt Gravel powdercoat

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APL Window Solutions - Specifications subject to change


HARDWARE

Urbo Urbo has fine lines, clean shapes and a combination of square and radiused edges, delivering a lighter look

Lever Door Handle

Bi-fold Handle

An upward handle movement activates multi-point locking. Snib or key operation is available. Small

This swivel lock activates locking rods in the top and bottom of the door or window panel. Optional key-locking (separately installed) is available.

Handle length - 125mm

Baseplate - 214mm

HARDWARE - URBO

without compromising on strength.

220mm h x 25mm w

Large Handle length - 125mm

Baseplate - 290mm

Surface Mount Sliding Door Handle An all-in-one handle and lock for sliding doors or windows. Snib or keyway installed in the body of the handle.

180mm h

Flush Pull The flush pull is ideal for lighter sliding panels where a robust hand grip is not required.

220mm h x 44mm w

Window Fastener

APL

Closes against the window frame with no visible flap or wedge.

110mm w x 31mm d

Architectural Window Fastener Fastener at top with separate wedge is suitable for the APL Architectural Series.

110mm w x 40mm d

Venting Window Fastener A venting option is available which allows the window to be fastened in a partially open position for passive ventilation.

Pull Handle A comfortable grip for sliding panels with inner edges that are smoothly radiused. A separate lock is operated by key or snib (shown).

Small - 255mm h

Large - 323mm h

110mm w x 33mm d

Espagnolette Window Fastener Single hand, two-point locking (no closing wedge). Secure venting position available.

110mm w x 36mm d

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HARDWARE

Miro The Miro range of die-cast handles is a contemporary classic, characterised by elegant, ergonomic curves.

Lever Door Handle

HARDWARE - MIRO

Handle length - 117mm

Baseplate - 210mm

APL

An upward handle movement activates multipoint locking. Snib or key operation is available.

Surface Mount Sliding Door Handle

Window Fastener A window fastener that combines a sure hand grip with clean lines. Available in a low profile option.

100mm h x 39mm d

Architectual Window Fastener

An all-in-one handle and lock for sliding doors or windows. Snib or keyway installed in the body of the handle.

175mm h x 54mm d

Pull Handle A smooth grip for sliding panels. A separate lock (shown) is operated by key or snib.

Small - 166mm h

Large - 240mm h

Bi-fold Handle This swivel operator throws locking rods into the frame at the top and bottom of the panel. Optional key-locking (separately installed) is available.

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153mm h x 24mm w

APL Window Solutions - Specifications subject to change

Suitable for APL Architectural Series and Smartwood windows. A separate colour matching wedge is fitted to the frame or transom.

100mm w x 48mm d

Venting Window Fastener A venting option is available which allows the window to be fastened in a partially open position for passive ventilation.

100mm w x 39mm d


HARDWARE

Icon New Zealand’s first fully integrated range of 316 grade stainless steel hardware for aluminium windows and doors.

Small

Handle length - 110mm

Baseplate -210mm

Large

Handle length - 150mm

Baseplate - 290mm

Flush Pull

Window Fastener This fastener for Residential Series awning and casement windows blends squareedged and radiused looks. Closes against the window frame with no visible flap or wedge. Available in a low profile option.

110mm w x 31mm d

Architectural Window Fastener

An alternative to a sliding door handle, the flush pull is ideal for lighter sliding panels. A lock is fixed separately.

Suitable for APL Architectural Series and Smartwood windows. A separate colour matching wedge is fitted to the frame or transom.

230mm h x 43mm w

HARDWARE - ICON

An upward handle movement activates multi-point locking. Snib or key operation is available.

APL

Lever Door Handle

110mm w x 36mm d

Pull Handle Several sizes available for sliding panels. A separate lock (shown) is operated by key or snib.

Small - 325mm

Medium - 630mm

Large - 930mm

Extra Large 1230mm, 1530mm or 1830mm

Bi-fold Handle This swivel operator throws locking rods into the frame at the top and bottom of the panel. Optional key-locking (separately installed) is available.

170mm h x 25mm w

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HARDWARE

Elemental As its name implies, the Elemental hardware range strives for simplicity. Architect-designed with the goal of eliminating frills and fuss, Elemental is a unique range of hardware that is made from extruded aluminium, and

HARDWARE - ELEMENTAL

is available in a Silver or Black anodised finish. With this durability it is therefore suited to coastal environments.

Lever Door Handle

Bi-fold Handle

Available in two sizes – small or large. An upward handle movement activates multipoint locking. Snib or key operation is available.

A sleek swivel lock that activates locking rods in the top and bottom of the door or window panel. Optional key-locking (separately installed) is available.

Small

Handle length - 125mm

Baseplate - 221mm

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Large

Handle length - 140mm

Baseplate - 292mm

Flush Pull Ideal for lighter sliding panels. The lock is mounted separately from the pull, and is operated by a key or snib.

269mm h x 44mm w

Pull Handle Available in two sizes - large or small, but can be made to any length by special order. The sliding door handle is separate from the lock, which is operated by a key or snib (shown).

Small - 250mm h

Large - 325mm h

Always to be used with a hinge/ handle

160mm h x 34mm w

Espagnolette Window Fastener Single hand, two-point locking (no closing wedge). Secure venting position available.

High profile - 110mm w x 37mm d

Low profile - 110mm w x 21mm d

Window Fastener Closes against the window frame with no visible flap or wedge. Available in a low profile option.

110mm w x 35mm d

Custom Due to the precision machining and engineering process, Elemental is capable of some custom sizing, especially with the pull handle.

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APL Window Solutions - Specifications subject to change


Metro Series in Silver Pearl powdercoat with Icon hardware

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AGED CARE AND EDUCATION Aged Care Sector AGED CARE AND EDUCATION

APL Window Solutions offers a range of products designed to comply with New Zealand standards and design best practice for aged care facilities and homes occupied by the elderly. New Zealand has an increased demand for aged care facilities and appropriately designed products because of the rise in our ageing population. The design emphasis is on enhancing secure, healthy and comfortable environments that are easy to move around in. We have a number of products designed to make living easier for the elderly. APL is a Lifemark product partner.

Secure Ventilation

APL

Ventilation can be a problem in homes occupied by the elderly and often windows are kept closed for long periods. Passive ventilation options are a good solution, offering year-round comfort. Sashvent

Aerovent

Ventient

Enhanced Accessibility ■

Flush sills reduce tripping hazards and cater for walking frame and wheelchair use. Available for hinged doors, sliding doors, and near-flush interior sliding doors (Magnum Doors)

Lifemark recommends minimum door widths of 810mm clear opening.

810mm Clear opening

Flush sill sliding door sill.

Minimum opening needed.

Urbo Lever handle.

Urbo Pull handle.

Convenient Hardware ■

Security and ease of operation of door and window handles and locks are priorities in ‘New Zealand Standard NZS4121:2001 Design for Access and Mobility-Buildings and Associated Facilities.’ We offer a range of hardware suitable for the aged care sector.

Technical drawings & product information – eboss.co.nz

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APL Window Solutions - Specifications subject to change

For specifications – masterspec.co.nz


AGED CARE AND EDUCATION APL Metro Series in Duratec Warm White Pearl and Urbo hardware

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AGED CARE AND EDUCATION Education Sector

APL

AGED CARE AND EDUCATION

APL has partnered with Massey University to understand the education sector better and identify the best products for schools and tertiary institutions. As a result, we have created some guidelines for product specification in the Education Sector.

Strength and Durability

Secure Ventilation

Windows and doors must be able to cope with heavy use. They must be commercial grade in order to offer good durability

Optimum levels of ventilation for student comfort and learning are important

Ministry of Education guidelines specify windows with minimum 40mm frame and doors with minimum 50mm panel thickness

APL recommends Metro Series windows, which have a 40mm frame platform. These can be coupled with Magnum Series hinged doors which have a 50mm panel thickness and a wide stile option which allows the use of heavy-duty 60mm backset lever handles and locks.

There are many window formats appropriate for education facilities e.g. high level, remotely controlled sashes, hopper windows, awning windows and sliding windows, as well as passive ventilation options

Trickle ventilators can help provide a useful level of background ventilation

Options include Aerovent (head or transom of fixed windows), Sashvent (bottom rail of awning windows), and Ventient (range of installations possible).

Metro Series window.

Magnum hinged door (low threshold option).

Enhanced Accessibility ■

Mobility-friendly thresholds for hinged doors are available as well as for flush sill sliding doors and near-flush interior sliding doors (Magnum Doors). This also reduces tripping and falls.

Interior slider track.

Technical drawings & product information – eboss.co.nz

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APL Window Solutions - Specifications subject to change

Aerovent in transom.

Interior Comfort ■

In colder parts of the country, Metro Series ThermalHEART® may need to be considered

Commercial systems that include sun control fins may have a place on medium to high rise education projects. Metro Series ThermalHEART® window.

For specifications – masterspec.co.nz


AGED CARE AND EDUCATION APL Metro Series in Matt Ironsand powdercoat

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SOCIAL HOUSING AND MULTI-UNIT

SOCIAL HARDWARE HOUSING AND MULTI-UNIT

Social Housing Social or public housing has its own set of distinctive requirements, with window and door products that are robust and contribute to a safe, healthy and adequately ventilated interior environment. New Zealand has a large and growing social housing stock. Modern and more convenient windows are being retrofitted into older dwellings; fully customised and optimum product ranges are being specified in new builds. On this page are some of our recommendations for products suitable for the social housing sector.

Residential Series and ThermalHEART®

APL

Residential Series and Residential Series ThermalHEART® ranges are good options as they combine robust frames and profiles with economy of pricing. They are suitable for a wide spectrum of housing projects. Residential Series ThermalHEART® offers extra thermal efficiency in colder parts of the country.

Residential Series hinged door.

Residential Series ThermalHEART® hinged door.

Metro Series Suitability ■

Because Metro Series windows and doors are rated for heavy duty applications they may be appropriate in situations where hard wearing or robust treatment are likely to be encountered. They are also suitable for larger formats and more exposed locations. Metro Series also has a ThermalHEART® option available for colder environments.

Metro Series awning window and frame.

Metro Series ThermalHEART® awning window and frame.

Sashvent is a convenient and straightforward passive ventilator.

The Urbo window fastener with no flap or wedge is a robust option.

Specific Products ■

Secure and consistent background ventilation is important in living spaces in social housing. Factors influencing this relate to potential tenant turnover and the State commitment to a high quality interior environment. Passive ventilation options and robust hardware need careful consideration.

Technical drawings & product information – eboss.co.nz

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APL Window Solutions - Specifications subject to change

For specifications – masterspec.co.nz


SOCIAL HOUSING AND MULTI-UNIT HARDWARE - URBO APL Duratec Silver Star powdercoat with Miro hardware

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MULTI-UNIT PROJECTS AND APARTMENTS

MULTI-UNIT PROJECTS AND APARTMENTS

Multi-unit Projects and Apartments Multi-unit developments are on the rise, in part through the encouragement of Government and local authority policies. The projects are seen as an effective way of addressing New Zealand’s housing shortage. Such developments offer scope for the use of a wide range of APL products influenced primarily by project budget, marketing considerations and target purchaser. Apartment consents have seen double digit growth year on year in recent times and this trend is expected to continue.

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Some of the products suitable for multi-unit application include those outlined here.

Strength and Code Compliance

Background Ventilation

Because apartment projects will generally be multi-storey in nature higher specification products may be necessary to ensure weatherproofing and code compliance at the rated wind pressures

Metro Series is an economical, high performing range well suited to apartments and with windows based on a robust 40mm platform. The Compression Sliding door is a good option for exposed multi-storey environments

A stable level of passive ventilation consistent with a comfortable interior temperature is the ideal. Trickle ventilation options include Sashvent (bottom rail of awning windows) and Aerovent (head or transom of fixed windows), but a good option for apartments is Ventient

Ventient is a naturally automated trickle ventilator which opens and closes in response to outside air temperatures. It can therefore be left to operate on its own with no manual control necessary.

In exposed sites, APL Architectural Series is a good choice capable of tall heights and wide spans. It has been designed for Extra High wind zones and Specific Design applications. Its strength, weather resistance and aesthetics make it suitable for apartments.

Metro Series window.

Acoustic Factors ■

Multi-unit developments may be sited in urban or central city areas where external noise is a significant consideration. Both the Metro Series and APL Architectural Series can accept 28mm double glazed units which have a high acoustic rating.

Technical drawings & product information – eboss.co.nz

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Ventient with acoustic baffle in APL Architectural Series window.

APL Architectural Series window.

APL Window Solutions - Specifications subject to change

Urbo Window Fastener ■

The Urbo window fastener with no flap or wedge is a robust option.

For specifications – masterspec.co.nz


MULTI-UNIT PROJECTS AND APARTMENTS APL APL Architectural Series in Duratec Matt Black powdercoat with Urbo hardware

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SURFACE FINISHING Powdercoating New Zealand’s most popular surface finish for windows and doors. It’s a baked-on coating that’s tough and durable and comes in a wide range of colours. Powder options are as follows:

SURFACE FINISHING

Duralloy: Used on most domestic and smaller commercial projects. Carries a 10-year film and colour integrity warranty. Suitable for applications more than 100m from high tide level. Mannex powder coatings from the Duralloy range have been introduced for use on entrance doors. These have a low-sheen surface highly resistant to marking and scuffing.

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Duratec: A highly durable polyester system for more severe coastal and multi-storey exposures. For properties greater than 10m from high tide level. Carries a 20-year film integrity warranty (Colour integrity warranty will be less in duration and colour dependant). Fluoroset FP: This is a 100% fluoropolymer powder coating with outstanding colour retention and film performance. It is designed for use on headline commercial-type projects in environmentally challenging locations. Fluoroset FP offers a 20-year warranty on colour, film integrity and gloss retention. Popular Colours: A colour range is available which has 35 colours. These are more economical in price than lesser sought colours and have more readily available colourmatching hardware. A booklet of over 80 powdercoat colours is also available.

Chromate-free: APL has a chromate-free pre-treatment for the powdercoating of its aluminium extrusions. Toxic chromate formulations have been phased out and nonhazardous pre-treatments adopted. This upgrade is part of a wide-ranging APL strategy to reduce its environmental footprint.

APL Architectural Series in Matt Black powdercoat with Urbo hardware

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APL Window Solutions - Specifications subject to change


Anodising Silver

For properties in coastal, industrial or other corrosive environments, 25 microns is recommended, and may even be required to qualify for a warranty. (Note: the anodised coating has a 10-year warranty for 12 micron anodising, and 20 years for 25 microns.)

Dark Bronze

Light Bronze

APL

There are several options for colours and film thickness: Silver, in 12 and 25 microns. Bronze in light, medium or dark, 12 and 25 microns. Black, in 25 microns only. Champagne, in 25 microns only.

Champagne

SURFACE FINISHING

Black

Anodising is a very durable and colourfast finish that has been proven over many decades. It is popular in high end residential developments where its durability and metallic sheen are seen as desirable attributes. APL offers the ‘frost’ finish as standard.

Medium Bronze * Colours shown give only an indication of colour. Please contact your local manufacturer for accurate colour matching.

APL Architectural Series Sliding doors in Silver Anodised with Custom hardware

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GLASS Glass selection usually balances light, heat and UV control. The greater the light transmission the less heat and fading from UV are controlled. Building Code changes designed to enhance thermal efficiency mean that double glazing is the predominant format used in New Zealand. In addition to its thermal advantages double glazing offers good sound dampening. An important option in glass selection is Low E

Clear Single Glazed Glass 4mm clear Clear float glass is transparent and offers high visible light transmittance. As such most Ultra Violet (UV) and solar heat passes through it. Economical but has a high heat loss in winter.

Clear Single, Glazed Glass

(low emissivity) glass which enhances the insulation

GLASS

value of the double glazed unit. Argon gas fill is also available for extra thermal efficiency. See thermal and

Heat

transmission characteristics of some common glass

Light 100%

formats at right.

U.V.

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Thermal performance is becoming increasingly important to many homeowners. We offer a variety of

100%

100%

OUTSIDE

INSIDE 98% heat 90% light

Clear Single, Glazed 68% GlassU.V.

performance glass options to suit most requirements.

High heat loss

Glass and Frame Thermal Efficiency A useful tool for calculating the thermal efficiency of a window or door configuration, inclusive of glass choice, is the Window Energy Efficiency Rating System

Heat

100%

Light 100% U.V.

100%

OUTSIDE

INSIDE 98% heat 90% light

WEERS combines the thermal performance of the

U.V. Clear ClearDouble Double, Glazed68% Glass High heat loss Glazed Glass

frame and glazing, together with the size of the

Heat

window, to calculate a rating between one and six

4mm clear Light clear 100%/ 12mm air gap / 4mm INSIDE

(WEERS) which is a 6-star system assessing the thermal performance of the whole constructed unit.

stars, six being the system that offers the highest efficiency. Currently, the highest performing system is the Klima Series uPVC system when used with low-E double glazing.

100%

U.V. is a 100% This common Insulated Glass77% Unit (IGU) heat and contains a thermally effective air gap between the light reduces panes. Also acoustically effective81% and greatly condensation. Clear Double, Glazed58% Glass U.V. OUTSIDE 50% heat loss

For an indicative WEERS rating on a specific window or door configuration or house-lot of products consult your window manufacturer or the APL Technical Department.

reduction

Heat

100%

Light 100%

INSIDE

U.V.

77% heat

100%

81% light 58% Clear U.V. Glass Tinted Grey, Double Glazed with OUTSIDE 50% heat loss

reduction

Heat

100%

Light 100% U.V.

100%

OUTSIDE

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INSIDE 58% heat 51% light

Tinted Grey, Double Glazed with 23% Clear U.V. Glass APL Window Solutions - Specifications subject to change

50% heat loss

reduction


Clear Double, Glazed23% Glass U.V.

OUTSIDE

Double Glazed with High Performance 68% U.V. Low E

50% heat loss

reduction

Heat

100%

Light 100%

INSIDE

U.V.

77% heat

100%

81% light

Tinted Grey, Double Glazed 58% U.V. Low E OUTSIDE Double Glazed with High Performance with Clear Glass 50% heat loss reduction

Heat

100% 4mm grey / 12mm air gap / 4mm clear Light 100% INSIDE The tinted pane significantly reduces solar heat and UV U.V. 100% transmission as well as light entry.62% Suitable heatfor those windows receiving major summer sun. OUTSIDE 80% light

Tinted Grey, Double Glazed with 48% Clear U.V. Glass

High heat loss

Heat

100%

Light 100% U.V.

100%

OUTSIDE

Heat

100%

Light 100% U.V.

100%

OUTSIDE

INSIDE 58% heat 51% light

Tinted Grey, Double Glazed and 23%Low U.V. E Glass Heat

100%

Light 100% U.V.

100%

INSIDE 55% heat

OUTSIDE

44% light

Standard Low E

72% heat loss

Double Glazed with Double Glazed with High Performance 22% U.V. Low E Heat

reduction

100%

4mm Low E Light clear 100%/ 12mm argon / 4mm INSIDE

U.V. E (or 100% Low low emissivity) glass enhances the insulation 62% heat value of the double-glazed unit. Consider using with an OUTSIDE 80% light Argon gas fill in order to gain maximum effectiveness.

Double Glazed with Standard Low E 48% U.V. Heat

100%

Light 100% U.V.

100%

OUTSIDE

INSIDE 56% heat 69% light

Tinted Grey, Double Glazed and 49%Low U.V. E Glass 72% heat loss Heat

reduction

80% light

reduction

100% 4mm grey / 12mm argon / 4mm Low E Light 100% INSIDE The tinted pane significantly reduces solar heat and UV U.V. 100% heatfor those transmission as well as light entry.77% Suitable windows receiving major summer sun. 81% light

Tinted Grey, Double Glazed and 58%Low U.V. E Glass OUTSIDE 50% heat loss

reduction

Heat

100%

Light 100% U.V.

100%

OUTSIDE

INSIDE 55% heat 44% light

Tinted Grey, Double Glazed with 22% Clear U.V. Glass 72% heat loss Heat

reduction

100%

Light 100% U.V.

100%

OUTSIDE

INSIDE 58% heat 51% light

Double Glazed with Standard Low E Double Glazed 23% U.V. 50% heat loss with High Performance reduction Heat 100% Low E Light 100%

INSIDE U.V. 100% 4mm clear / 12mm argon / 4mm Lowheat E 56% OUTSIDE 69% lightproperties This unit maximises the potential insulative of an IGU. It’s ideal for room heat retention 49% U.V.in winter. Double Glazed with High Performance Low E

72% heat loss

78% heat loss

reduction

62% heat

Heat

50% heat loss

reduction

INSIDE

Tinted Grey, Double Glazed U.V. Clear Double, Glazed48% Glass with Standard Low E heat loss 78%

78% heat loss

reduction

90% light

GLASS

51% light

APL

OUTSIDE

Heat

reduction

100%

Light 100% U.V.

100%

OUTSIDE

INSIDE 62% heat 80% light 48% U.V. 78% heat loss

reduction

100%

Light 100%

INSIDE

U.V.

100% 55%forheat Percentage reductions are indicative comparison, technical performance numbers available on request

OUTSIDE

44% light 22% U.V. 72% heat loss

reduction

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Care and maintenance/warranty Our Windows and Doors comply with the New Zealand Building Code and the relevant New Zealand CARE AND MAINTENANCE/WARRANTY

standards, NZS4211, Performance of Windows, and

Glass ■

Glass is a very delicate product that can be easily damaged during the construction process. Extreme care is required when cleaning glass as scratching can occur, so never use abrasive cleaning solutions or razor blades in the maintenance process.

Please ensure that any concrete, plaster, mortar or paint is removed as soon as possible from the surface of the windows and doors or glass before the splashes harden. Wipe with a damp cloth and wash down with clean water or mild detergent immediately. DO NOT use solvents.

Only detergents and cleaning solutions which are recommended for cleaning glass should be used. Commence cleaning by soaking the glass surfaces to loosen dirt and debris. Then using a mild, nonabrasive window washing solution, uniformly apply to the glass surfaces with a non-abrasive applicator and follow with a squeegee to remove all the cleaning solution from the glass surface. All water and cleaning residue should be dried from the window glass, gaskets, seals and frames as dried residue can permanently mark the surface of the glass.

When washing double glazing and laminated glass use the same procedures as above but ensure no solvents come into contact with the edge laminate interlayer or unit sealant. Avoid cleaning tinted and reflective glass surfaces in direct sunlight.

A separate warranty of 10 years applies to your double glazed units, and is held by the window manufacturer in conjunction with their glass supplier.

NZS4223, Glazing in Buildings – Parts 1-4. The window systems are extensively tested to perform in New Zealand’s diverse weather conditions, meeting requirements for strength, deflection, weathertightness and air leakage. A warranty for all windows and doors is provided under normal conditions of use against failure of materials and workmanship for a period of 5 years.

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The surface finish of aluminium extrusions is covered by a separate performance warranty which is dependent on the actual finish selected. A hardware/componentry warranty is offered against defects in manufacturing, functionality and surface finish for a period of 5 years, providing care and maintenance guidelines have been followed (plated ‘soft’ finishes excluded).

Cleaning and Maintenance ■

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After house construction, builder’s debris or dust should be cleaned from the inside of sills to ensure that drainage holes are not blocked – specially applicable to doorways in regular use during construction Cleaning once every three months is recommended for windows and doors. In coastal or industrial environments more frequent washing will be required

Cleaning with a soft brush with warm water and some mild household detergent is recommended. Rinse with fresh water

Do not use abrasive steel wool, scrapers, scouring liquids or aggressive solvents or thinners. These are likely to damage the surface finish

The cleaning cycle should include the removal of build-up in door tracks to ensure the maintenance of drainage paths

Cleaning of hardware should be included in the cleaning cycle. Similar guidelines as above apply

Stainless steel hardware may be the subject of rust spots – we recommend use of a mild abrasive cleaner, or in more acute cases, a Scotch-Brite cleaning pad. Specialised 3M Stainless Steel Cleaner and Polish is also available as an alternative cleaning compound.

APL Window Solutions - Specifications subject to change

Smartwood Maintenance ■

To comply with warranty requirements and to ensure longevity of Smartwood windows and doors the interior timber face should be sealed as soon as possible after installation with an appropriate finish e.g. oiled, varnished, stained or painted, according to manufacturer’s instructions

If the timber is oiled or stained, this treatment will need to be reapplied every few years to maintain the appropriate level of product protection and appearance.


APL and Sustainability

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46,000

tonnes of aluminium profiles sold in 2011-2018 period

and only extruder of aluminium in Australasia that recycles its scrap directly with a smelter

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reforestation plants planted in a South Waikato ‘carbon offset’ initiative

90%

APL AND SUSTAINABILITY

640

full time employees in APL Group Operations

2,000 people in APL’s window and door manufacturer network

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APL

KEY FACTS

major environment focused sponsorships NZ Green Building Council and Sustainable Coastlines

90%

APL aluminium billet obtained from a smelter using a renewable resource hydro power

of APL distribution fleet trucks are Euro 5 compliant and better for exhaust emissions.

99.9%

of aluminium scrap in APL’s window and door network is recycled

of packing case bases sent to the manufacturer network are recycled back through APL

100%

of APL powdercoating lines use non-hazardous, chromate free pre-treatment

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APL AND GREENER BUILDINGS

APL and Greener Buildings

As part of our ongoing commitment to sustainable building practices, APL has partnered with the New Zealand Green Building Council (NZGBC) as a corporate sponsor.

Daylight Entry: Significant measurable benefits in relation to student performance, worker productivity and retail turnover.

Building more sustainable projects – both commercial and residential – is in the interests of everyone in the building industry – architects and specifiers, developers, builders, suppliers and end-users. NZGBC research indicates the following advantages for high quality buildings:

Interior Systems: General productivity increases through appropriate lighting, ventilation and temperature control.

Comfort: Choosing windows and doors that increase occupant wellbeing is important. Warmth: Keeping cool temperatures out in colder months, and decreasing solar gain in warmer months assists in year-round warmth and comfort. Health: Approximately 40% of New Zealand homes are damp or mouldy with a high associated economic cost. Transparency: Access to outside views for building occupants has been proven to have significant measurable benefits in relation to cognitive function, memory, productivity and, in hospitals, shorter stays.

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APL Window Solutions - Specifications subject to change

Two measuring systems administered by the Green Building Council are the well-known Green Star rating system for commercial projects and the Homestar rating tool that measures the health, warmth and efficiency of houses and apartments. Commercial window systems feature in many projects which have been Green Star-rated. For example, thermallyshielded high-rise glazing systems are part of the APL product portfolio. The Homestar tool assesses the full and final plans from which the home will be built, and then post-construction certification is carried out to confirm implementation.


APL Quality Statement The Altherm, First and Vantage brands are owned by APL Window Solutions, New Zealand’s leading window systems company.

APL brings scale to the business. It has New Zealand’s largest extrusion plant, as well as inhouse powdercoating and anodising facilities and a manufacturing subsidiary for specialised aluminium work. At the end of the chain, the company distribution fleet makes sure that aluminium profiles arrive at manufacturers in the best possible condition.

APL QUALITY STATEMENT

APL Window Solutions owns and controls key steps in the supply process, from aluminium extruding, to surface finishing, to specialised manufacturing and nationwide distribution. In addition, APL continually invests in leading-edge products and processes.

APL’s research, development and testing facility ensures that window systems are designed and tested to conform to the toughest standards. The NZIA-awardwinning building features two facade testing facilities - a 4000mm x 4000mm residential rig and a ‘state-of-theart’ 9000mm x 6000mm commercial booth. An extensive network of manufacturers stretches throughout New Zealand. These businesses are individually owned and managed, with knowledge, expertise and skills to assist with projects. They are exclusive providers of the APL range of products. See our websites altherm.co.nz, firstwindows.co.nz, vantage.co.nz for manufacturer details.

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A major reason for APL’s strong market position is its attitude towards quality control. Vertical integration of most steps in the APL operation have been carried out to ensure quality production and delivery.

Ocean's Twelve Kinetic powdercoat with Custom hardware

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